Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson) - Chapters 9 and 10 Summary & Analysis

Bryan Stevenson
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“I’m Here.” In this chapter, Stevenson describes in detail the three days of hearings into whether Walter’s conviction should be upheld or overturned. He describes Myers’ clear, consistent presentation of evidence, and the evidence presented in support of Myers’ claims that he was coerced into lying about Walter’s involvement in the murder. He also describes the evidence presented in support of the claim that the prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement both mishandled the case with the express goal of putting Walter in jail. Stevenson then comments on what he perceived as the judge’s increasing concern at what he was hearing; the difficulties encountered by black attendees (including Walter’s family); and the particular experience of one woman, Mrs. Williams.

A dignified elderly woman who took special care of her appearance, Mrs. Williams came into the courtroom on the first...

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