July 7 - August 13, 1987: Jeffrey MacDonald vs. Joe McGinniss
August 5, 1987: Testimony of Joseph (Joe) R. McGinniss
Attitude, you know, I went in really without any attitude. I was willing to presume innocence the way a juror in a criminal trial would be instructed to presume, but I didn't have any background and I didn't have any facts. So I went in really from a position starting at zero, knowing nothing. That's why I attended the trial every day.
My attitude had probably changed, if you call that attitude, on almost a daily or hourly basis, depending on what was -- the ebb and flow of the testimony in court and the reactions and attitudes of all the people on the defense side who I was spending all my other waking hours with.
Q Over that summer did you come to have any personal feeling towards MacDonald?
A I really came to like the guy. I thought he seemed like not just a charming fellow but a real, you know, just a good guy who was good company even under very trying circumstances.
Q At any time during the trial did you form a conclusion that MacDonald did what he was accused of at that time?
A No, sir, I would not say that I formed any conclusions during the trial.
Q Did you have any opinions during the trial about that?
A I had opinions on an hourly basis but they were