Enlarge / Barry Bowser had parked his motorhome under this awning.
Erin Snider, a federal public defender, delivered her own opening statement to the jury moments later:
You are also not going to hear any evidence that Barry continued to use the laser pointer after the helicopter started to respond.
Now, the government bears the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Barry is guilty of this offense, and that s to say that the government has to present evidence that firmly convinces you that Barry knowingly aimed the laser pointer at the aircraft.
And it is going to be up to you to decide whether the government has satisfied its burden in this case.
So it is going to be up to you to decide whether in fact Barry knowingly aimed the laser pointer at the aircraft.