Special Quote from the Book – Part V

Published December 12, 2016

Reelfoot Killins’ | Joe G. Riley

Special Quote from the Book – Part V:

The beginning of the penalty phase of a capital trial is unlike any other trial experience. Judge Gordon often described the atmosphere as being able to “cut the air with a knife.” Everybody involved knew the life of a human being was on the line. Would twelve ordinary people—not trained in the law and randomly selected from the community—unanimously determine that a man should be put to death for his crimes?