SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY

CRIMINAL DIVISION - MIDDLESEX COUNTY

INDICTMENT NO. I-139-01-98



STATE OF NEW JERSEY,

Complainant,

vs. Transcript of Proceedings

Verdict

BETTY RILES,

Defendant.

Place: Middlesex County Courthouse

One Kennedy Square

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Date: March 29, 1999

B E F O R E:

HONORABLE FREDERICK P. DE VESA, J.S.C., and a Jury

TRANSCRIPT ORDERED BY: Allan Marain, Esq.

A P P E A R A N C E S:

RAYMOND STORCH, ESQ.

Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor

Attorney for the State

ALLAN MARAIN, ESQ.

Attorney for the Defendant

Kathleen Sperduto, C.S.R., R.M.R.

Official Court Reporter

Middlesex County Courthouse

One Kennedy Square

New Brunswick, New Jersey








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1 (The Judge entered the courtroom.)

2 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Jury in.

3 (The jury entered the courtroom at 10:10 a.m.

4 including alternates.)

5 THE CLERK: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury,

6 have you arrived upon a verdict? Madame forelady, have

7 you arrived upon a verdict?

8 JUROR KAMIS: Yes, we have.

9 THE CLERK: Is the verdict to be returned a

10 unanimous verdict?

11 JUROR KAMIS: Yes.

12 THE CLERK: How do you find as to count one

13 of the indictment charging the defendant with

14 conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute?

15 JUROR KAMIS: Not guilty.

16 THE CLERK: How do you find as to count two

17 of the indictment charging the defendant with

18 possession of heroin?

19 JUROR KAMIS: Not guilty.

20 THE CLERK: How do you find as to count two

21 of the -- three of the indictment charging the

22 defendant with possession of heroin with intent to

23 distribute?

24 JUROR KAMIS: Not guilty.

25 THE CLERK: How do you find as to the charge





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1 of remaining in a public place for the purpose of

2 obtaining or selling controlled dangerous substances?

3 JUROR KAMIS: Guilty.

4 THE CLERK: Okay. After your name is called

5 please answer if you agree or disagree with the

6 forelady's verdict? Virginia Kamis.

7 JUROR KAMIS: Yes.

8 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: One.

9 THE CLERK: Jaraman Balachandar.

10 JUROR BALACHANDAR: Agree.

11 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Two.

12 THE CLERK: Mary Eichler.

13 JUROR EICHLER: Agree.

14 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Three.

15 THE CLERK: Edith Klem.

16 JUROR KLEM: I agree.

17 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Four.

18 THE CLERK: James Worsham.

19 JUROR WORSHAM: Agree.

20 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Five.

21 THE CLERK: Jack Valente.

22 JUROR VALENTE: Agree.

23 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Six.

24 THE CLERK: Ester Vickers.

25 JUROR VICKERS: Agree.





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1 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Seven.

2 THE CLERK: John Olivira.

3 JUROR OLIVIRA: Agree.

4 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Eight.

5 THE CLERK: Patrick Digangi.

6 JUROR DIGANGI: I agree.

7 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Nine.

8 THE CLERK: Pamela Lutes.

9 JUROR LUTES: I agree.

10 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Ten.

11 THE CLERK: Sharon Huff.

12 JUROR HUFF: I agree.

13 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Eleven.

14 THE CLERK: Louise Hall Fisher.

15 JUROR FISHER: I agree.

16 THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER: Twelve.

17 THE COURT: All right. Ladies and gentlemen,

18 that concludes your service as jurors in this matter.

19 I'm sure by now you have come to appreciate how very

20 important and difficult it is to serve as a juror.

21 These are very difficult questions of fact that must be

22 resolved, and under our system of law these questions

23 can only be resolved by ordinary citizens. So I want

24 to again thank you for your willingness to participate.

25 I know you paid careful attention to the evidence in







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1 this matter, and I know that you performed your service

2 as jurors to the best of your ability.

3 Our system of criminal justice requires and

4 anticipates that jury deliberations will remain

5 confidential, and that is how that prospective jurors

6 can always expect that their deliberations would also

7 remain confidential. No one is permitted to question

8 you about why you reached this result or about your

9 deliberations. You're entitled to keep them

10 confidential and you don't have to speak to anyone

11 about your deliberations.

12 Please understand that if you ever did speak

13 to anyone about your deliberations and that they

14 reported that matter to the Court and it raised

15 questions then it would be possible that you would have

16 to come back and explain whatever it is that you said

17 under oath in some type of a proceeding to find out

18 what exactly was said. So, please keep in mind your

19 deliberations are confidential. In any event, again, I

20 want to thank you very much. You are now excused and I

21 hope that you have learned a great deal about our

22 system of law. Thank you.

23 (The jury exited the courtroom.)

24 THE COURT: All right. Counsel, any matters

25 that you want to address before I order a presentence






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1 report in this matter?

2 MR. MARAIN: No, your Honor.

3 THE COURT: Mr. Storch?

4 MR. STORCH: No, your Honor.

5 THE COURT: All right. I am going to order a

6 presentence report in this case. It is my recollection

7 this is the only outstanding charge pending against Ms.

8 Riles, is that correct?

9 MR. MARAIN: That is all that I am aware of.

10 THE COURT: Mr. Storch?

11 MR. STORCH: That is all I know.

12 THE COURT: Okay. So I will order a

13 presentence report and, let's see --

14 MR. MARAIN: Judge, I will be away the weeks

15 of April 26th and May 3rd.

16 THE COURT: Okay.

17 MR. MARAIN: I will also be away on the day

18 -- on the days of May 14 and May 17.

19 THE COURT: Would that make you here on May

20 10th?

21 MR. MARAIN: I will be here May 10th.

22 THE COURT: All right. Then let's schedule

23 sentencing for May 10th. Now, also, Mr. Marain, I

24 guess you can confirm, Ms. Riles, as I recall, is not

25 on probation or parole at this time?







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1 MR. MARAIN: That is correct.

2 THE DEFENDANT: No, I'm not on parole.

3 THE COURT: So this would be a great

4 sentencing on the charge of remaining in a public place

5 for failure to -- I mean with purpose to obtaining or

6 sell C. D. S., and sentencing will take place on May

7 10th and we need a notice for Ms. Riles. Okay.

8 Counsel, thank you very much.

9 MR. MARAIN: Thank you.

10 THE COURT: Sorry we had to come back here

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C E R T I F I C A T I O N

I, KATHLEEN SPERDUTO, C.S.R., License Number

XI01151, an Official Court Reporter in and for the

State of New Jersey, do hereby certify the foregoing to

be prepared in full compliance with the current

Transcript Format for Judicial Proceedings and is a

true and accurate compressed transcript of my

stenographic notes taken in the above matter to the

best of my knowledge and ability.

Kathleen Sperduto, C.S.R., R.M.R.

Official Court Reporter

Middlesex County Courthouse

One Kennedy Square

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Date: July 28, 2000
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