Presumed Innocent - Summer, Chapters 26-28 Summary & Analysis

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Summer, Chapters 26-28 Summary

The atmosphere is always electric on the first day of a murder trial, Rusty reflects as Judge Lyttle enters the courtroom. When proceedings begin, Kemp tells the judge that the defense has not been allowed to examine the glass, which Nico says will be taken care of after court that day. Nico also says the prosecution will not call Molto as a witness, and Lyttle makes it clear that this decision will stand for the duration of the trial. Seventy-five potential jurors enter for the selection process, during which Lyttle impresses upon them that the defendant must be assumed to be innocent until proven otherwise beyond a reasonable doubt. The final selection is mostly young and single people, which Rusty thinks is good for his side. During a recess, Kemp says he thinks Rusty will beat the charge, a...

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