The trial

0121 (trial preparation)

“So what’s going on?” [24-30-15]
“The trial,” said Melrose. “Your trial, Joe. [8-253-21] You have all the trouble you can manage. [11-244-6] Pretending is extraordinarily exhausting. [26-67-19] Have you filed any writs? [4-213-45] This can all be ‘off-the-record’, if you like.” [3-155-6]

0118 (on-the-record, trial strategy)

“I’m going ‘on-the-record’. [3-155-8] It doesn’t matter that I’m different.” [28-1-23]
Melrose said, “I tell you frankly, Joe, whether you like it or not I’m going to prove to the satisfaction of the jury that you are legally insane. [8-216-20] They have padded rooms for people like you.” [24-57-20]
“That doesn’t sound right,” he said. [21-242-19] “I believe your primary function should be one of isolating the anomaly within those who appear to be the most seriously affected.” [17-64-33]
I wrote three lines on the whiteboard in my office: the Supreme Court, the federal court of appeals, state court. [20-212-10]

0119 (madness)

“I mean, I am already going ‘on-the-record’.” [3-155-10]
‘That he is mad, ’tis true: ’tis true ’tis pity; And pity ’tis true’. [17-65-20] Have you ever seen a bunch of really smart people overlook the perfectly obvious? [21-93-8]
Contrary to conventional mythology, being crazy is not a get-out-of-jail-free card, and life in the cuckoo’s nest isn’t all that different from life in the joint. [20-160-11] Early in the new year Lloyd was indicted by the grand jury for murder in the first degree, and Melrose and the district attorney began opposing efforts concerning the state of Lloyd’s mind insofar as it was germane to the issues. [8-214-6]

0021 (publicity plan)

“How do I look?” I asked. [28-6-3]
“Go ahead and describe to us that plan.” [19-126-11]
“Uh huh. [21-289-22] If I tell my story for you, you can get it published all over the country?” [8-132-15]
“Is that what you want?” Art asked gently. [27-181-19]
“That’s my plan,” I said. [13-154-3] “I’m a man with a mission, I’m a boy with a gun, I got a picture in my pocket of the lucky one.” [2-223-4]
Chapel shook her head, instinctively denying something which had plagued her twice earlier in the day. [17-59-32] A sudden gust of wind took the papers from her lap and within seconds they had disappeared beneath the partition that separated theirs from the the next door balcony. [6-90-11]
Beyond them the decaying malls and decrepit housing developments of suburban Florida spread out before us. [23-35-3]

0083 (photos, Marietta in court)

We believe in abstract justice for everybody. [26-67-1] The harder question was what to do. [20-212-10] Readers did not want to hear of that sort of envy, unless masked by moral disapproval. [8-27-35] The white, middle-class intellectuals are going to have a shit fit when they hear what really went on during this trial. [3-155-1]
“Good looking girl,” commented Marietta Delice, twisting one of the six 8” x 10” black and white photographs on his desk to study it more closely. [2-186-9] She pulled it out and held it up so she could see the writing on it. [27-206-4]
In the courtroom, she irritated and aggravated the hell out of the judge, so part of my job was just trying to bring him back down. [15-271-9] In our defense, this is the first time we’ve had this kind of situation. [21-93-11] Anticipation could be dangerous and planning was a definite jinx. [28-6-10]
Jess Branson of Radio WBML came round in the morning with an assistant and a tape-recorder. [6-137-13] There was a tattoo on his right forearm. [11-44-7]
“You heard Kevin Freeman’s testimony today, didn’t you?” [14-453-32]

0109 (tape recording 1)

She glanced around, to make absolutely sure she was getting her message across. [2-136-34] “You remember all those details about Euterpe and Saratoga and Kevin Freeman, Kevin Freeman and Richard Perkins – is that true?” [14-453-14]
“What alternative universe do you live in?” he snapped. [24-61-20]
“Yet you remember his name.” [8-215-20]
She said, You’re not Joan of fucking Arc, you know. [20-225-4]
“I believed in action.” [28-2-13]
“Remember that Heidstra testified that he also heard a second voice. [3-130-13] I bet,” I said to him in front of the tape recorder that had immortalized our discussion, “whenever I turn on this tape, it will be you speaking.” [1-136-22]
If I’d been on trial and this lot had been the jury, I’d have been swinging from a lamp post in five minutes flat.[6-134-1]

0112 (tape recording 2)

I spun the tape, stopped and started the machine. [1-136-25]
“Do you remember if the person who gave you the money asked you not to talk about getting the money?” [14-209-20]
“What kind of things?” asked Lois, wondering whether she needed the money this badly. [8-66-23]
Eventually – after what must have seemed an eternity – came six simple words: “I did it on my own.” [16-249-32]