Juror Criticizes Hunter Biden’s Lawyer After Guilty Verdict in Wilmington

Juror Criticizes Hunter Biden’s Lawyer After Guilty Verdict in Wilmington

A juror in Hunter Biden’s gun crimes trial criticized the First Son’s defense lawyer in an interview with DailyMail.com, revealing key moments that led to Hunter’s guilty verdicts. Juror 10 stated that top attorney Abbe Lowell seemed “not prepared well,” was “fumbling things,” and did not present a “compelling” case for Hunter’s innocence.

Key Testimonies Impacting the Verdict

The juror mentioned believing Hunter’s exes, Hallie Biden and Zoe Kestan, who testified that Hunter “smoked crack every 20 minutes.” One of the pivotal moments was Hallie describing finding drug paraphernalia in Hunter’s truck when he bought the Colt Cobra Revolver in October 2018.

Hunter Biden’s Potential Sentence

Hunter, 54, now faces a maximum of 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after being found guilty on all federal firearms charges. The judge has yet to set a sentencing date, typically 120 days from the verdict.

Juror’s Perception of the Defense

Juror 10 felt that Lowell did not effectively dispute the prosecution’s claims. “He wasn’t prepared well. For someone like Hunter Biden with his resources, his lawyer didn’t have things together like the prosecution did,” he said. The juror also emphasized that Hunter’s position as the First Son did not influence his decision.

Defense’s Weak Arguments

The defense’s main argument was that Hunter was not addicted at the time of buying the gun, focusing on the present tense questions on Hunter’s gun purchase form. However, the juror noted that Hunter was using drugs shortly before and after the purchase. The prosecution’s witnesses, including Hallie Biden and Zoe Kestan, were believed by the jurors.

Defense’s Strategic Missteps

Juror 10 criticized the defense for calling Hunter’s daughter Naomi to testify, stating that it was a mistake and did not help their case. He described the delivery of the verdict as “solemn” and felt sorry for Hunter’s family.

Deliberation Process

The juror revealed that the initial poll in the deliberation room was split 6-6, but after discussions, it quickly shifted to a unanimous guilty verdict for most counts. Hallie’s testimony was particularly convincing for the jurors.

Hunter’s Background and Downfall

Juror 10 believed Hunter knew what he was doing despite his addiction. He shared personal experiences with addiction in his family, adding perspective to his understanding of Hunter’s situation. The juror pointed out inconsistencies in Hunter’s truck condition as described by different witnesses, which influenced their decision.

Impact of Hunter’s Memoir and Laptop Evidence

The juror mentioned that Hunter’s memoir, where he admitted to being a drug addict, contributed to his conviction. They also believed in the authenticity of the evidence from Hunter’s abandoned laptop, despite the defense questioning it.

Juror’s View on Justice and Sentencing

The juror expressed that Hunter needs more help than jail time, stating that jail might not benefit an addict. He emphasized that Hunter should be treated like anyone else but suggested that rehabilitation might be more appropriate.

Final Thoughts

The juror concluded that Hunter’s admissions and the corroborating evidence from his memoir and laptop significantly impacted the verdict, emphasizing the need for caution with digital footprints.

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