WITH INTENT TO KILL
BY NANCY KOPP
"This case is going to be a hot potato," the district attorney said.
"A brutal murder of a little boy in the town with the highest per-capita income in the whole damn state is bound to generate a lot of publicity and a lot of high emotions. I don't have to tell you that the folks in Oakwood are going to want a quick resolution of this thing. We want to make damn sure that whoever did this gets put away for a long, long time. This is definitely not a case where we want the perpetrator walking on a technicality."
Liz nodded. "Agreed. But where does that leave me?"
"Well, it's like this," the sheriff put in. "We realize that you folks don't get involved until we're ready to charge somebody, but seeing how this case is a little out of the ordinary, Harry and me were thinking that this might be a situation where we should deviate from our standard operating procedure just a tad."