The Last Juror - Part 1, Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 13 Summary

The District Attorney in the Kassellaw murder case, Ernie Gaddis, requested that the court enlarge the jury pool. Rumor had it that he made this request so that it would be harder for the Padgitts to taint the jury. His request was granted to increase the pool from 40 to 100. Callie Ruffin received one of the jury summons. She would be the first black juror to serve in Ford County. When Willie had lunch with Callie that week, he asked how she felt about the summons. She had difficulty from a religious standpoint, since judging others was not consistent with her beliefs. She was deeply thoughtful about the subject.

They also discussed the Italian influence on Callie's life. A gorgeous Italian woman named Nicola Rossetti married the largest landowner in Ford County, Mr. Zachary DeJarnette. Callie's grandmother cooked for the DeJarnettes. Because Nicola had come from...

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