Icy Guilt

Von Bülow could get 40 years

In the crowded Newport courtroom, spectators gasped. "My God!" cried one. "I don't believe it." The prosecutors seemed almost as surprised; they beamed and squeezed each other's hands in celebration. "By God, we've done it," whispered Rhode Island Assistant Attorney General Stephen Famiglietti. But as Jury Foreman Barbara Connett twice pronounced the verdict "Guilty," Claus von Bülow, 55, did not even flinch. Except for a flush of bright crimson in his cheeks, he was completely impassive, as he had been throughout the nine-week trial. His urbane façade...

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