Steve is 16 years-old and he is on trial for felony murder. Steve has a younger brother named Jerry. The judges and prosecutors were accusing him of being apart of an "get over" and killing the man that works in the drug store.
Well my defendant...
James is "the thug". He robbed the store so now he is on trial for felony murder. James did not kill the man on purpose it was a struggle with the gun that belonged to Mr. Nesbitt. James came to court looking and smelling like he didn't care.
I'm in here because I brought stolen property but I didn't know it was stolen
Mr. Evans the person who told "the rat". Bobo is 22 years-old. He participated in the robbery, he will testify that it was a struggle with the gun that caused the deaf of Mr.Nesbitt.
Kathy is the defense attorney of Steve but Kathy had doubts that Steve would win the case because he was young, and black. At the end of the book Kathy did not want to give Steve an hug.
He was telling the prosecutor the conversation he had with Bolden, Bolden said that he knew about a drug store hold up where a guy was killed and he was thinking of turning in what he know for some slack. Sal was already in jail for buying stolen property but he didn't know it was stolen.
Jose works in the drug store where Mr. Nesbitt was killed. He found his body behind the counter when he came back from getting food from the chinese place.