If you've been reading this blog in the last few weeks you'll know I've been first-chairing a very emotional murder case. The jury voted a guilty verdict on September 15 and today we closed the case with the sentencing phase: the judge assessed punishment at 35 years.
Here's the news story.
Not happy, this couldn't possibly be a happy occasion, but I do feel like justice has been served. And I'm ready to turn my attention to the files that have been piling up in my office for the past three weeks.
Edited to add: I recently found an article about this incident written by a neighbor of the victim. It's about the effect of something like this on a neighborhood, very well-written and interesting.