There’s no way this doesn’t seem surreal, no matter what your views on the guilt/innocence/fair trial issues.
Of course I feel the same way about “victim impact statements”.
Trial as soap opera doesn’t help with the public frenzy problem.
Impression, 2:13 EDT: It’s like she’s in a play, playing a role. Grounded in a detached drama, not fact. I’m still not buying that she killed him. I’d be impressed, and not necessarily in a good way, that under the circumstances she’s able to muster up the resolve and courage – or audacity, as the case may be – to make this speech, but instead I think she’s totally in la-la land. Clueless.
I would agree with the many on twitter who say she showed no contrition or remorse. It’s entirely possible, though, that the real reason is: she didn’t do it.
We’re at the same place they should have been at the very beginning of the investigation: we don’t know whether she is a history making but small scale sociopath, or utterly innocent of this killing. Neither is more likely than the other. Everything everyone has done in the intervening five years hasn’t really accomplished anything, except to browbeat the defendant and her attorneys and put on a giant spectacle for the