(About a 5 minute read)
Some years ago, an enraged husband shot and killed a young man in my hometown who had been cheating on the husband with his wife. To aggravate matters, the young man had thought it wise to write several letters to the husband mocking him in nearly every imaginable way.
The husband was a private in the army — stationed at a distant base — and quite unable to afford a lawyer. His public defender was one of the best lawyers in town, albeit young, and this was his first murder case.