O'Neill said, "The inmates that are debriefing tend to want to name the most, the highest-ranking people."
"What is the overall number of hours you've spent?"
"It's probably over 150 by now."
"How many pages did you read?" Aveis asked.
"I'm not sure I could get down to the actual number of pages. But it was in the neighborhood of 4,000 pages."
"So you've generated, earned about $15,000 for reading several thousand pages. Is that your testimony?"
"I would imagine."
When the trial wrapped up, Robert wrote Pam that Crain had tried his best. "He still thinks we got it. We didn't argue, but we don't, Legs. We believe there is a shot at hanging it, but there are too many lists and fantasy documents and letters containing our name. The jury doesn't know we have nothing to do with these people."
The judge continued the jury deliberations until after the holidays.
At her hotel Jan. 9, 2007, Pam got word the jury had reached a verdict. Inexplicably, she had a flush of optimism.
The courtroom was packed with onlookers and media. Pam tried to read the jurors' faces, but couldn't see anything telling.
U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner asked the clerk to read the verdict on Robert, for the count of conspiracy.
The operative word came quick and toneless.
The clerk read the special verdicts on the overt acts.
Guilty of conspiracy to murder Stephen Clark, Richard Barnes, Thomas Lamb, Richard Andreason, Arthur Ruffo.
And the critical special verdict: "Did defendant Robert Lee Griffin withdraw from the conspiracy charged in Count One before Aug. 28, 1997?"