- Published: Tuesday, 19 November 2013 15:29
- Written by Barbara Lawrence
19 November 2013
by Barbara Lawrence, courtroom eyewitness
This time it’s a beautiful sunny day, mild and temperate, despite being mid-November in Texas. The trees have turned luscious red, gold and tangerine colors throughout, and a light wind ruffles their leaves.
The parkway has an empty canopy with no visible Grisham supporters. The tenor of this trial is different than his first trial.
Master Sergeant CJ Grisham has none of the bravado he exhibited before. The circus atmosphere is gone. No glad-handing or working the crowd. The crowd has shrunk visibly. Instead of the 25 supporters before, I counted only eight.
Grisham seems serious and preoccupied. He stares off into space often, as if troubled by something. Perhaps something other than the trial.