Yesterday the court began jury selection for the Michael Williams murder trial. At 15:38 today I received a call from Williams. He told me the trial had just gone to the jury. He said he had lots of stories to tell from the trial but I was busy at work and couldn’t take the time right then. I told him I would call him back later this evening. At 18:39, as I was about to leave work, he called me again. The verdict was in–Voluntary Manslaughter. This was in the case where the prosecutor insisted Williams was guilty of first degree murder. Williams remains a free man while the judge decides on a sentence. Williams is very happy about the result. The family of the dead man, of course, is not at all happy and Williams had an armed escort to his car and out of the parking lot.
He is to email me more stories which I agreed to post.
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