i'm relieved, but uneasy. while awaiting the audio feed i asked myself what my true opinion was... having not followed the case closely, i had no solid preconceptions formed. i felt that the notion of being sure beyond a reasonable doubt was unlikely (in the case of guilty verdicts). however, it doesn't prove to me that these things haven't happened in other instances, or with other children. even so, i could not help but hope that he would be acquitted.