The Nation: Guilty Times 25

Juan Corona's hands convulsively grabbed the defense table as he heard the jury's verdict on the first count: "Guilty." Then, for nearly half an hour, the ritual went on. The judge read out the name of a murdered farm worker, then intoned the jury's verdict: "Guilty of murder in the first degree." Each time -25 times, the number of victims in the worst series of murders in U.S. history the jury responded in unison: "Yes." At the sixth or seventh count. Corona's wife Gloria broke into sobs. When it was over, his ten-year-old daughter...

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