Like a lot of people, I think I follow the headlines but don't get into the minute details of a criminal case.....but the now five year old apparent homicide of Garrett Phillips in Potsdam is finally going to trial and the ex boyfriend of the lad's mother is in the docket.
Oral Hillary's sojourne through the Big County's criminal justice system has been long and winding....political and puzzling.
It's never seemed quite right but in a case like this, the ex boyfriend or husband is always a logical bet. And Mr. Hillary is different, aka black, from Jamaica. That always seemed to be a part of the story.
In this in-depth and informative story, the WDT asks some tough questions about the pursuit of justice in this death and the fixation on Mr. Hillary as the sole suspect.
The crime was so long ago and there has been so much water under the bridge, it's hard to say what the jury pool of some 500 SLC residents thinks.
There certainly has been enough time and revelations for any of those people to have come to a conclusion.
The suggestion of "tunnel vision" in this Times piece, and the controversy surrounding DA Marty Rain who got elected on a promise to solve this case, will make this especially challenging for jurors.