Rideout trial juror: 'The blood of Craig Rideout... spoke for him'

July 25, 2017 06:51 PM

The jury was on the Craig Rideout trial for 35 days.

We wanted to know what was the difference in its decision? Why did the jury decide to convict two people of murder and say two others didn't do it?

The answer is -- the blood. The blood on the pants of Colin and Laura Rideout and the blood inside Craig Rideout's home.

Clara Washington, juror: I could say that I believe the blood of Craig Rideout made us, it spoke for him. It spoke for him through the whole case.

Clara Washington was juror number nine. The jury had to look at and remember hundreds of pieces of evidence.

Washington: We had to look at all the evidence, over and over and over again and we made the best decision, I believe we made the right decision.

The "right decision" to convict Laura and Colin Rideout of murder and Alex Rideout of tampering with evidence. But when we asked why they acquitted Paul Tucci, Washington said, "I have no comment on that."

The jury has been at this since June 20. As they left the court you could tell they were emotionally exhausted.

One juror said "It's been an experience. Thank you."
Another juror just said, "Yeah, I'm done."

Judge Thomas Moran called it one of the best juries he's ever seen. Tim Prosperi was the lead the prosecutor.

"As Judge Moran said, it's one of the best juries he's ever worked with," Prosperi said. "And whether we disagree with one individual or not, I would thank them for doing a very thorough, careful job."



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