I Now Know Who Killed My Friend
It was my first day back in court. Something deep inside told me I needed to go no matter how I felt. I followed my instinct and it turns out I got my question answered...The question that I'd carried deep down inside since the day this trial began. How did my friend Jackie get to the farm and why did she go? I knew she was a little naive when I first met her and I'd told her to "Go home, get away from the streets." It was a total shock to me when I heard her name brought up in court after they questioned Mr. Pat Casanova about the women he saw and knew on the farm.
I listened to Casanova as he took the stand on June 4th. Casanova is a 68-year-old Philipino man who has been in Canada for 33 years. He lost his voice box to cancer in 1999, but can talk quite well through prosthesis. In court, he received an interpreter in case the court couldn't understand his scratchy voice, which I felt unnecessary; Listening to him answer each question, it seemed to me that Casanova was a smart man.
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