Two Minutes, Really?
Let me tell you how I know!
How do we know Czajka “deliberated” for only two minutes? The Court Clerk’s notes indicate that the prosecutor began his summation at 4:10 P.M., and that Czajka rendered his verdicts at 4:20 P.M. Therefore, the summation and deliberation combined took a total of ten minutes. The prosecutor’s summation spanned a full eight transcript pages. Because it takes about one minute to read through each transcript page (out loud, at a normal pace), the summation would have taken about eight minutes, meaning that Czajka “deliberated” for a grand total of just two minutes.