A Modesto Bee reporter shows up at the bail bonds trial in Department Seven to listen to the prosecution’s case. This is pretty much what is reported in the Modesto Bee.
During a full day of the cross examination of Fred Stevens by defence attorney Frank Carson, the Bee was not present.
The newspaper has missed out on a day that was informational, educational, and entertaining.
At the end of Fred Stevens examination Frank Carson announced that he was almost through and did not want to “beat a dead horse”.
The judge announced that, “the horse was already dead and so did the jury.”