Tracks Of Their Tears

THE CRYING GAME One of four New York City officers on trial for shooting Amadou Diallo (Sean Carroll, right) wept on the witness stand last week. Getting misty is a hit-and-miss tactic, as our history of trial tears shows:

DEFENDANT LEONA HELMSLEY

CHARGE Tax evasion

WHEN THE TEARS CAME On stand, says she's "ashamed," mumbles "sorry, sorry"

VERDICT Four years; served 18 months

[DEFENDANT] JOAN COLLINS

[CHARGE] Sued for return of a $1.3m book advance

[WHEN THE TEARS CAME] Sobs and admits she's "not an Ernest Hemingway"

[VERDICT] Kept the cash

[DEFENDANT] ERIK AND LYLE...

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