A Time to Kill - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

In the Coffee Shop at 5:00 a.m., unable to sleep and also unable to find a case to support his request for bail, Jake engages his favorite waitress, Dell, in conversation about the case, trying to get a sense of how the "man on the street" is viewing the case. Dell admits that, if she were serving on the jury, a plausible insanity case would cause her to acquit, even though she knows he's guilty. As for the shooting of Looney, even though it was clearly an accident, since he lost a leg, the problem is a little trickier. It now occurs to Jake that he cannot claim Carl Lee was insane when he shot the two white boys but just making a mistake when he shot the deputy.

Back at the office, Jake sees the camera crews setting up near the back door of the courthouse...

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