Defending Jacob - Part One: Chapters 1 – 2 Summary & Analysis

William Landay
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Summary

In Chapter 1, “In the Grand Jury,” Andy Barber is finally subpoenaed to the grand jury by Neal Logiudice, a man whom he had taught the ropes of being an assistant district attorney. At this point Barber is out of work, and Logiudice’s career is damaged beyond repair. While many in the profession make fun of Logiudice, Barber has a certain amount of respect for the man because they are so alike.

Although Barber feels that Logiudice has no case, and he believes the jurors feel the same way, Logiudice moves ahead with his questions just as Barber had taught him. Barber describes the day of April 12, 2007, when Benjamin Rifkin had been found murdered. Barber was serving as First District Attorney and was called to handle the case.

Logiudice suggests Barber should have refused the case because it was a conflict of...

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