By Craig Henry
As the jury in the capital murder case against Daphne Wright resume deliberations this morning, some coffee goers in Sioux Falls are expecting to hear a verdict later today.
Ron Staebell, 61, of Sioux Falls, said he believes the jury will find Wright guilty, but heâ€™s not sure if Wright will be the first female in the state to receive the death penalty.
â€œI think thereâ€™s enough evidence,â€ Staebell said. â€œBut Iâ€™m not sure (if she will get the death penalty). The fact that they didnâ€™t make a decision yet I think is significant.â€
Bill Butler, 79, of Sioux Falls, said he thought Wright would get the death penalty if found guilty.
â€œIt will probably be guilty,â€ he said. â€œThatâ€™s just a guess, yeah.â€
Other people around local coffee shops and cafes said they havenâ€™t been following the case very closely, mainly because of the horrific details.
â€œI honestly donâ€™t know,â€ said Roger Starks, 56, of Sioux Falls. â€œI donâ€™t want to sound mean, but I honestly donâ€™t care.â€
Rob Nelson said he thinks the verdict will come out as guilty.
â€œThat would be my guess,â€ he said. â€œBut I havenâ€™t really been following it.â€
Steve Johnson, 56, of Sioux Falls, said he didnâ€™t want to guess whether the verdict will be guilty.
â€œWeâ€™ll just have to wait and see what the people who really have a say in it decided,â€ he said.
(( Source: Argus Leader ))