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The Jury Sends a Signal

Deliberations start.

Three buzzes in short order.

It’s almost over.


Could those three buzzes really have meant that the jury had reached a verdict in less than four hours? We found out the next day.

Singing From the Hymnal


Cochran preached about choirboys.

The jury’s still out.


Defense attorney Cochran’s closing argument included mention of choirboys, a reference, no doubt, to Joseph Wambaugh’s book, The Choirboys,”¬†about bad LAPD cops. The jury was just euphemistically out, however. They hadn’t gotten the case for deliberations, but even through they were in the courtroom, how they would decide was unknown.