Defending Jacob - Part Three: Chapter 30 Summary & Analysis

William Landay
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In Chapter 30, “The Third Rail,” Jacob’s trial continues into the fourth day. Barber’s friend, Paul Duffy, is on the stand. Logiudice questions Duffy about Barber’s involvement in the case and if he had pursued or avoided any suspects. Barber is surprised to learn that some of the investigation was carried out without his knowledge. Duffy testifies what Derek Yoo told the police during their investigation about Jacob’s knife, his plan to use it to defend himself if Ben bullied him again, and Jacob’s story as published on the Cutting Room. He claims the knife angle was described in the story, something that was not included in the public records of the murder. Duffy also tells the jury that there was a knife found in a pond on park grounds but it did not match Ben’s wounds...

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