Members of the Scott Eizember jury talk about their decisions


Monday, February 28th 2005, 1:43 pm
By: News On 6


Two of the jurors who sentenced double murderer Scott Eizember[pictured] to death, are speaking out for the first time.

From the gun, the blood and the bodies, the jurors heard every detail about the murders of AJ and Patsy Cantrell. They say they lost sleep over the past three weeks constantly running the evidence through their minds, but they say it was Eizember's videotaped and written confessions that convinced them of his guilt.

Jury foreman Dennis Ashlock: "If he would have just turned around once to that family and said, he wouldn't have to have said it out loud, just mimic it with his lips, I'm sorry, that would've gone a long way, but it wouldn't have changed anything."

Juror Mike Bounds: "It's a very big burden and I'll live with it for the rest of my life and if and when he's put to death I'll probably have more sleepless nights."

The jury foreman says in the beginning, two jurors voted against death, but they changed their mind after looking at the crime scene photos again.