Judge William Walsh stated that he saw the altercation, or “melee,” on film and found it “appalling.” He said that the altercation, which resulted from threats made by friends and members of accused shooter DeLee's family, “disgraced the life and legacy of" the victim and that the case would not be decided on the streets of Syracuse, but in the courtroom. He warned the individuals in the gallery to behave properly and respectfully, and expressed absolutely no tolerance for improper behavior.
In the meantime, the prosecution and the defense both rested today. That means jury deliberations for the panel of six men and six women will start tomorrow after closing arguments from lawyers and legal instructions from Judge Walsh.
TLDEF legal intern Laura Vogel has the 411 about today's events.