Spectators in a crowded courtroom in Kansas City stirred expectantly one day last week when a trim young woman clad in a grey dress and a white hat climbed onto the witness stand. She was Mary McElroy, daughter of Kansas City's City Manager. Two months prior she had been abducted for $30,000 ransom (TIME, July
"Who told you to 'shut up or I'll shoot through the bathroom door?' " cried the prosecutor.
"Walter McGee," she replied.
''Who said, 'We're kidnappers. We're going to take you away?' "
"Who ordered you to hurry up...