There Are No Children Here - Summer 1988, Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Summer 1988, Chapter 14 Summary

Two significant court cases are on trial that have a direct impact on Horner, one involving an eight-year old girl named Urica Winder and the other Vice Lord boss Jimmy Lee. Urica is in court as a witness to murder. Two men, Lawrence Jackson and Bobbie Driskel, broke into her apartment. They killed a woman named Shirley, Urica's mother, her mother's boyfriend, and her four-year old sister. Urica was also stabbed forty-eight times but miraculously survived. She shows her scars to the packed, awestruck courtroom. Urica is surprisingly calm through the proceedings, a child undoubtedly numbed by tragedy. When asked what Bobbie Driskel did with a pen he had in his hand, she simply says, "Digged my guts out." It only takes the Jury an hour to find Jackson guilty on four counts of murder and he is sentenced to death. Driskel is...

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