HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Bakke and Lawson agree this will be one of the toughest decision jurors likely ever make in their lives.
"You're choosing life or death and it's calculated. It's not like you make a rush decision when somebody busts into your house and you got to make a choice and you take a life. Here you sit back, you look at evidence and you weigh it," Lawson said. "In the 35 pages of jury instruction you won't find one definition of justice because justice is a feeling. You'll find all sorts of legal definitions — what you're supposed to do is weigh the aggravating and mitigating factors and if the aggravating outweighs the mitigating, you're supposed to execute. Yeah, but is that just? So that last one that number 149 that says mercy, that's what the defendant is hanging is hat on. Mercy."
5-year old Talia Williams died on July 16, 2005. During his trial, her father, Naeem Williams, admitted to beating her every day for months after he got custody.