The entire exercise boils down to what Roderick Sims plans for his life 20-ish years from now, after age 70. Good and possibly great things have come from less promising circumstances, we're sure.
For now, this is more like a long-winded sentencing hearing than a trial. It pivots as much on where objects were and how they behaved in the space-time continuum than motive, means and opportunity -- physics rather than psychology.
The verdict, therefore, can be irrefutably race neutral and most certainly will be. Keep it moving.