The Runaway Jury - Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24 Summary

Back in court, Rohr has Dr. Art Kallison, an economist, on the stand to estimate the value of Jacob Wood's life. Kallison presents a total figure of $835,000, based on lost wages alone. On cross-examination, the defense again points out that the witness is being paid to be there, but otherwise he only has an argument about the rate of inflation.

Rohr finally calls his last witness, Celeste Wood, the widow who has said and done little but sit there throughout the trial. On the stand, she appears unemotional as she speaks about Jacob and her life together. The defense passes on cross-examination, so they choose not to mention that, in fact, she met another man a year earlier and was going to get married except for Rohr, who put an end to it as quickly as possible. The defense would get that information to the jury some...

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