Lawrence Harmon of the Boston Globe wrote an interesting column on the difference between urban and suburban homicide trials.
From “Silence in the courtroom” March 6, 2011.
“HOMICIDES COME in two basic flavors: urban and suburban. The latter is epitomized by the discovery at home of a dead family member, lots of physical evidence, and another family member “in the wind,’’ as police refer to runaway suspects. The urban variety is epitomized by the 2007 murder of 18-year-old Dwayne Graham, felled with a gaping bullet hole in his head on the floor of a crowded bus in the heart of Dorchester. There were few cooperative witnesses and no obvious suspect.”
To see the entire column, click here.