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Unformatted text preview: you'll spend in the county jail before trial. That's a long time for a man with plenty of money." "I can handle it," Patrick said, staring into Parrish's eyes, hoping he didn't blink first. "Maybe, but you can't run the risk of getting convicted." "What's your bottom line?" Sandy asked. Generated by ABC Amber LIT Converter, http://www.processtext.com/abclit.html "You gotta look at the big picture," Parrish said, spreading his hands wide above his head. "You can't make fools out of us, Patrick. The feds have hit the back door. The state doesn't have much left. Give us a notch for our belts, something." "I'll give you a conviction. I'll walk into a courtroom, face the Judge, listen to your routine, and I'll plead guilty to the felony charge of mutilating the corpse. But I get no jail time. You can explain to the Judge that the family does not want to prosecute. You can recommend a suspended sentence, probation, fines, restitution, credit for time served. You can talk about the torture and what I've been through. You can do all that, Parrish, and you'll look very good. Bottom line is this: no jail." Parrish tapped his fingers and analyzed it. "And you'll reveal the name of the victim?" "I will, but only after we have a deal." "We have authorization from the family to open the casket," Sandy said, waving another document briefly before returning it to the file. "I'm in a hurry, Terry. I have places to go." "I need to speak with Trussel. He'll have to approve this, you know." "He will," Patrick said. "Do we have a deal?" Sandy asked. "As far as I'm concerned we do," Parrish said, then turned off the recorder. He gathered his weapons and stuffed them into his briefcase. Patrick winked at Sandy. "Oh, by the way," Parrish said as he stood. "I almost forgot. What can you tell us about Pepper Scarboro?" "I can give you his new name...
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2010 for the course LIT 301 taught by Professor Dra during the Spring '10 term at American College of Computer & Information Sciences.
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