Following are sketches of the 12 jurors deliberating the drug and perjury trial of Mayor Marion Barry:
Patricia V. Chaires, 40, a black program coordinator in postgraduate medical education at Howard University Hospital, is single and lives in Northwest Washington. Chaires, who holds a degree from Howard, told the court she had formed no opinion in the case prior to the trial. She said her grandmother was an alcoholic, and she feels alcoholism is a disease, but she has no opinion on drug use.
Joseph Deoudes, 24, a white courier for a messenger service and a political science major at American University, is single and lives with his mother in Northwest Washington. Two years ago he wrote a paper on news media coverage of Barry, he said in a letter to the judge. He told the court that if the court instructed him to, he could "absolutely" presume Barry's innocence.
Jury foreman Edward Eagles, 54, a white Northwest Washington resident, teaches history at St. Albans School, the exclusive Northwest boys school where Barry's son, Christopher, recently completed fourth grade. Eagles, a Princeton graduate who is single and lives with his mother, said he had some reservations about the propriety of police sting operations. "There's no doubt in my mind that you can carry these operations to an unacceptable extreme."
Johnnie Mae Hardeman, 61, a black former supervisor at Garfinckel's, lives with her husband in Northeast Washington. Hardeman, a native of Tuskegee, Ala., has a high school education and describes herself as a regular churchgoer. She told the court she generally supports law enforcement officials "because we need law and order in D.C. to be safe."
Marsena Hall, 22, a black typist with the D.C. schools, is single and lives in Southeast Washington. She told the court her cousin once was charged with drug possession and that she was opposed to the legalization of drugs. She said that lying under oath might be appropriate if it were a "life and death" situation for a person or his family. "I feel the mayor is innocent," she said in court, "but I do feel that if I had to, I could make a fair and impartial judgment."
Joyce Lavern Hines, 48, a black mother of two grown children, lives with her husband in Southeast Washington. Hines, who has a high school education, said on her questionnaire that she has reservations about stings and is opposed to the use of concealed recording devices -- although she realizes they are sometimes necessary. In court she said, "I think anything that's done undercover is wrong." Hines also said, "If the evidence showed me that anyone was guilty, I would take that evidence and use it to the best of my knowledge."
Harriedell Jones, 59, a black accountant for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Jones, the mother of two grown children, lives with her husband in Northeast Washington. She said she has been the victim of prejudice and told the court that she believes race had something to do with the Barry prosecution. "I don't know how to explain that," she said, "it's just a feeling I have."
Deborah Noel, 34, a black clerk at Howard University Hospital, lives with her husband and their 5-year-old son in Northeast Washington. Asked in court whether Barry had been treated fairly, she said, "Right now I'm just uncertain." She said she favors undercover operations "because it helps the police and the FBI catch criminals." Questioned by Barry's lawyer, R. Kenneth Mundy, she said that "the news media say a lot of things . . . . I don't know whether he's guilty or not guilty."
Tonna Norman, 30, a black records manager with the Defense Mapping Agency, is married and lives with her husband in Northwest Washington. Norman, a graduate of the University of Maryland, told the court in discussing the sting, "I question whether the government would have taken the same steps against a less public figure." Norman told the court that she harbors ill feeling toward Hazel Diane "Rasheeda" Moore, the former model who lured Barry to her room at the Vista Hotel Jan. 18 in the FBI undercover sting.
Hilson Snow Jr., 49, a black United Parcel Service employee, lives with his wife in Southeast Washington. Snow, the father of three children who all attend college, said on his questionnaire that he had been a victim of racial prejudice in "various incidents of different treatment over the years." Asked in court whether Barry had been treated fairly, Snow said he would not know "until I see all the evidence."
Marilyn Thomas, 45, a black resident of Northeast Washington, is single and works for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial. She worked for the FBI from 1971 to 1974 and has attended two years of college. On her questionnaire, she said she thinks Barry should admit he has a drug abuse problem. Whether that makes him legally guilty of the crimes he was charged with is a different matter, she said, and demands legal proof.
Valerie Jackson-Warren, 40, a black secretary with the D.C. Department of Corrections, lives with her husband, a corrections officer, in Northwest Washington. Jackson-Warren, who attended college for two years, said on her questionnaire she has reservations about sting operations and wiretaps. In court she said, "I feel that it's a little sneaky. If that's what the law allows you to do, then I guess it's okay, but personally . . . I think it's an invasion of privacy."