Expected, but stunned.
There WILL be an appeal, count on it, this sham of a trial cannot stand one way or the other.
They needed FOUR times at bat to finally get a jury dumb enough to buy the govt. BULLSHIT. They needed to pull the legal carpet out from under Dyer repeatedly; denying evidence, barring his attorney, fabricated evidence, coercing testimony out of a scared child-a child they scared into making false testimony. They destroyed exculpatory evidence and made Dyer homeless the Friday before his trial and drove him to flee for fear of his life.
Lesson learned: don't trust the beast system and have a network of safe houses and allies.
Meanwhile, chip-in will stay up in order to fund further legal action in Dyer's behalf and to make sure he doesn't starve to death in the joint.
Fuck the feds.