Throughout the trial of Kevin and Tammy Goforth, the jury was not made privy to some details of what went on over the past three weeks in and out of the courtroom. Most of that revolved around people in the gallery.
The Goforths are charged with second degree murder in the death of a four-year-old girl who was in their care, and unlawfully causing bodily harm to her two-year-old sister.
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The details the jury didn't know can now be made public, as the jury has entered deliberations and will not have access to media reports before a verdict is reached. The jury members have been sequestered now that deliberations have begun.
The victims' supporters sat on one side, and people supporting the two accused sat on the other. They didn't always get along. The jury witnessed that the first week when a man and woman were escorted out of the courtroom, shouting obscenities in the hallway. The jury didn't hear the two were formally barred from the rest of the trial.
The jury also didn't know lawyers told the judge they heard someone had flashed possible gang symbols, with their hands, in the hallway. Police were also asked to investigate complaints of threats.
An evidence item was redacted before the jury could see it. The word "child abuse" was removed from Crown witness Dr. Sharon Leibel's CV, because she was not qualified before the court as a child abuse expert. The defence asked that a list of courses she took related to child abuse also be removed, but the judge allowed the content of the CV to remain.
Some of the same doctor's notes about the girls were also not shared with the jury.
During deliberations Friday afternoon, supporters held signs outside the courtroom without the jury being made aware.