Beard Trial: Alert the Media!
"Oh," his colleague replied, waving a dismissive hand, "just locals."
The national newsies have apparently convinced themselves that their purpose here is almost as important as they are. KXAN reporter Sally Hernandez asked network newsmagazine producer Jenna Jackson why she and her colleagues are interested in the Beard case. "I think it's just one of those stories that's got so many human elements that it's important to everyone," Jackson replied. Right.
While the out-of-towners were focusing their headline frenzy on the Beard case, the once-more-notorious "Yogurt Shop Murder" case was unraveling beneath their notice, as DA Ronnie Earle announced he was dismissing all capital murder charges against defendant Maurice Pierce. Seems there were a few constitutional problems with the evidence, not to mention the three years of incarceration of a defendant against whom the state had no evidence.
Perhaps that's a bit too complicated for a 22-minute hour.