Friday, April 22, 2016

100 Words a Day 829

“Let me outline the similarities between the two cases,” the defense attorney said, pacing back and forth in front of the jury.

“First, the victim. Ms. Hicks and Ms. Jefferson were both blonde university students. Both ran regularly. And both favored the color green.”

“Second, both women were killed in the same fashion: brutally cut to bits with a large knife. Their abdomens were opened up, organs strewn about the room. Except for their hearts. Those were never recovered.”

After outlining the other similarities, the attorney walked slowly back to her table and put her hand on her client’s shoulder.

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