Haynes guilty of blocking public passageway
After deliberating little more than 30 minutes, a six-man jury has found Jessie Haynes guilty of blocking a public passageway on Thursday, May 22.
The verdict comes after more than an hour of closing arguments Thursday.
Prosecutor Wayln Thompson opened the arguments, saying a guilty verdict would send a resounding message to the Southeast Texas community.
Thompson said the fact that BISD attorney Melody Chappell was the only witness is a testament to Haynes’ guilt.
“She does what Melody Chappell does best. She protects the interests of the Beaumont school board i.e. the Beaumont School District at whatever cost,” Thompson said. “That is what she’s going to do. She gets paid big bucks to do it. Her firm is paid big bucks to do it.”