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Jurors Give Vital Insight Into Liz Carroll Trial

Jury Foreman Paul Brownstead said that behind closed doors, the jury became very emotional. Jury Foreman Paul Brownstead said that behind closed doors, the jury became very emotional.
Brownstead said that they only believed about 20 percent of what Amy Baker (standing) had to say. Brownstead said that they only believed about 20 percent of what Amy Baker (standing) had to say.

The verdict in the Liz Carroll trial was determined by 12 of her Clermont County peers.

Many of the jurors say that they only had to vote once. Jurors say that despite Amy Baker's testimony, it was Liz Carroll who convicted herself.

The jury's forman from the Liz Carroll trial said that judging the foster mom convicted of killing her three year old foster son wasn't easy.

"That was the most intense thing I've ever been through in my life," said the jury forman Paul Brownstead.

Another juror who only wanted to be identified by number (5) said what Brownstead reiterated, that they felt Marcus was never loved.

"I just can't imagine a mother not crying," said the juror. Recalling the intense days in the jury box. The prosecution retelling the grizzly details of Marcus' last days alive. Prosecutors during the trial said that the three year old was wrapped in a blanket, bound with packing tape and left in a crib in a closet.

Jurors agreed that some of the most disturbing moments in the trial were when details arose about burning Marcus' body and then dumping his remains in the Ohio River.

Brownstead said after hearing that, he wanted to cry.

"We started being able to talk about marcus and it was kind of heartbreaking for people. Very emotional.."

Brownstead said that all twelve did not let emotions get in the way of the facts. In terms of facts, Brownstead said that the jurors only believed about 20% of what the prosecution's star witness Amy Baker had to say.

Brownstead said that Liz Carroll convicted herself with her grand jury testimony. In that, assistant prosecutor Mark Peipmeier, who also worked with Clermont County assistant prosecutor Daniel Breyer on Liz Carroll's trial, questioned Carroll and apparently brought the truth to light.

In that testimony, Carroll admitted to the grand jury that Marcus' death was an accident.

Brownstead said that without a shadow of a doubt, the believed that Liz Carroll was sworn to take care of Marcus and she didn't do that.

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