Sun. Oct 20th, 2019

A jury is on their second day of deliberations for the sentence of Scott Nelson.Nelson is convicted of killing Winter Park caretaker, Jennifer Fulford. Jurors sent a note to the judge on Thursday asking to be read the testimony from two psychologists who evaluated Nelson.The jury wanted both sections from the doctors read where bipolar and post traumatic stress disorder were used in regards to Nelson.The judge directed the jury to return to the jury room and discuss the request further.The testimony involves around 300 pages. In closing arguments during the penalty phase, the state said Nelson had a plan that was cold, calculated and premeditated. Nelson’s defense argued that he had a number of individual circumstances that led up to the murder, including his abusive father.”(Circumstances like) his mentally ill mother, his physically abusive older brother, his decades of alcohol and drug abuse and finally his decades of confinement,” attorney Chelsea Simmons said.The defense said Nelson’s true intentions were not to kill Fulford.”Killing her was not his goal. Getting money was his goal, and whatever else happened was collateral damage. I don’t condone the use of that language,” a defense attorney said.”Jennifer Fulford is dead because the defendant accomplished his goal, and that accomplishment warrants the imposition of the death penalty,” a state attorney said.The vote for the death penalty has to be unanimous. “Scott Nelson will die in prison. Your decision is how, whether it’s of natural causes or a state execution,” a defense attorney said.

A jury is on their second day of deliberations for the sentence of Scott Nelson.

Nelson is convicted of killing Winter Park caretaker, Jennifer Fulford.

Jurors sent a note to the judge on Thursday asking to be read the testimony from two psychologists who evaluated Nelson.

The jury wanted both sections from the doctors read where bipolar and post traumatic stress disorder were used in regards to Nelson.

The judge directed the jury to return to the jury room and discuss the request further.

The testimony involves around 300 pages.

In closing arguments during the penalty phase, the state said Nelson had a plan that was cold, calculated and premeditated.

Nelson’s defense argued that he had a number of individual circumstances that led up to the murder, including his abusive father.

“(Circumstances like) his mentally ill mother, his physically abusive older brother, his decades of alcohol and drug abuse and finally his decades of confinement,” attorney Chelsea Simmons said.

The defense said Nelson’s true intentions were not to kill Fulford.

“Killing her was not his goal. Getting money was his goal, and whatever else happened was collateral damage. I don’t condone the use of that language,” a defense attorney said.

“Jennifer Fulford is dead because the defendant accomplished his goal, and that accomplishment warrants the imposition of the death penalty,” a state attorney said.

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