When the gang was at home recovering from Johnny's death, they got a call from Dally asking to meet him in the lot. Turns out that Dally had robbed a grocery store and the police were after him. When they arrived the police had circled Dally and then shot him. The gang had lost two friends in one day.
Ponyboy has to stay in bed for a week after his concussion. He is in a delirious state right now because he says he killed Bob, not Johnny and says that Johnny is not dead.
Ponyboy thought there would be more people at the hearing. All that was there were Darry, Soda, Randy, and his parents, Cherry and her parents, and two boys that had attacked Pony and Johnny the night Bob died. He wrote all about his story for a class.