Life is a long time to serve in jail…



Did I just hear what I think I heard? That couldn’t be!  As I sat there with my eyes glued on the clerk I tried to maintain my composure.   I simply could not bring myself to look at the twelve jurors that made this awful decision (at least as far as I was concerned).  Prior to the verdict being read, the Judge warned that no outbursts would be tolerated!  While it was generally directed toward family and friends, I felt myself falling apart at this moment.

Allowing my brain to kick in because I still had work to do, I pulled together long enough to ensure the jury was polled and I entered notice of appeal.  Honestly, I don’t know how I got through it because I felt as though I was floating in the clouds, and, it wasn’t getting any easier.

The Judge turned to my client, after…

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