Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

John Berendt
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Chapter 15 Summary

This chapter begins with a conversation between Williams' attorney, John Wright Jones, and the coroner, Dr. Metts. The coroner informs Jones that Danny could have been standing up when he was shot, but some aspects of Williams' story are questionable. There is no blood on the gun, though the blood on Danny's hand is smeared as if it had been dragged out from under his body. In photos taken by police on the scene, a chair had been placed on top of Danny's pant leg, indicating Williams may have placed it there after Danny fell. A cigarette was also stubbed out on Williams' leather desktop. Dr. Metts states that Williams could have shot Danny out of anger for putting out his cigarette on the desk. Despite this information, Dr. Metts remarks that Danny got what he deserved, and that Williams did his 'civic...

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