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Ellen remembers the summer when she was eight-years-old and went to stay with her grandparents in the woods. She had been shocked by how scrawny her father appeared in the photographs of his childhood. She recalls this memory when she wakes up in the unfamiliar bed of the jailhouse. She is not surprised that her father has not come to bail her out. Now, she is staying with Mrs. Forburg who had paid $10,000, 10% of her bail, to have her released. The money will be returned if Ellen is found not guilty and if she doesn't skip town before the trial. Mrs. Forburg is irritated that Ellen didn't contact her when she first heard there might be trouble with the autopsy. Ellen claims she had resigned herself to whatever fate threw her way. Even now, she is not interested in getting a lawyer, not interested defending...

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