Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

John Berendt
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Chapter 27 Summary

The chapter begins with Williams, his mother, and his sister eating lunch and awaiting the jury's verdict. Mrs. Williams is worried, because the cat won't eat, and as she says, "you can't fool a cat." Jim Williams assumes his typically arrogant attitude. At the trial, Sonny brings a new witness to the stand, Marilyn Case. Marilyn is the nurse, who bagged Danny's hands at the hospital, which Sonny says indicates that any gunpowder on Danny's hands could have been rubbed off before tests on his hands were done. During Lawton's concluding statements, however, the faces of the jury appear solemn and grave. After two days of deliberating, the jury is still split, 10-to-1 in favor of Williams' conviction. The one stubborn juror is a woman, who claims she once had to wound her boyfriend out of self-defense and will not give in. The...

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