The families of the victims had moved up in the gallery and were all seated behind Jason Banes. Mrs. Prentice was directly behind him. Puzzled by this, Judge Walker turned to Cortland.
“What’s going on?” she whispered.
“They’re showing their support, Your Honor. Seems they don’t think he killed their family members anymore than you do. They stand behind him and want him released so he can find that Orchid woman and make her pay.”
“Dear Lord, I’ve got an army of vigilantes.”
“No, ma’am. But I believe that boy’s finally got himself a family.”
© 2017 Dellani Oakes
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