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An American Tragedy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Chapter 11 Summary

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Book 3, Chapter 11 Summary

The autopsy results show that the blows to Roberta's face didn't kill her and that she was alive when she was put in the water. This makes Clyde's story look plausible, until the area where the crime occurred is revisited and Clyde's tripod is found. Once the tripod is found, divers are sent to the lake, and sure enough, they bring Clyde's camera to the surface. At this point, the measurements of the wounds on Roberta's face and skull are taken and found to match the camera. In the meantime, Burton Burleigh, convinced that Clyde is guilty, decides to add evidence, visiting the morgue and getting some of Roberta's hair that he places around the camera lens. Mason decides not to ask Clyde about the camera but rather to save it for a courtroom showdown. Mason also decides to ask the governor of the state...

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