American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land - Chapter 24 — Chapter 28 Summary & Analysis

Monica Hesse
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Tonya’s attorney is a man named Zaleski, who successfully convinces the judge that instead of one trial being held for the crime spree, one trial should be held per fire— totaling 62 trials. Agar feels that this made things harder for him, but still collects cell records to be used as evidence against Tonya.

The trials are to be held in Virginia Beach instead of Accomack, since most people in the county were personally affected by the arsons to some degree and would not be able to be impartial in a jury. The first trial to be held is for the last fire, and the Commonwealth need to prove that Tonya was not only somewhat aware of the crimes, but encouraged Charlie to commit them.

The trial goes on as usual— both sides are aware of the arguments that the other side will...

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