She is the Assistant District Attorney who prosecutes the case against Steve and James King. She labels them “monsters.”
The main character and narrator of the story. He is on trial with others for felony murder. He is a 16 year old African American.
And what you got the heart to be Osvaldo?
You aint got the heart to be nothing but a lame. Steve!
She is Steve’s defense attorney who uses his character traits before the crime and makes sure she distances him from the other defendants as way of getting a not guilty verdict.
Richard "BoBo" Evans
Mmmm.... this chicken good
A black man who is also young, but older than Steve, he encourages Steve to be a part of his “crew” which will rob the drugstore. He is accused of being in the drugstore, wrestling Mr. Nesbitt for the gun, and ultimately shooting the older man to death.
He is another participant in the crime. It was his job to stand outside and trip up anyone who tries to catch them after they rob the store.
He is the other young man accused of being in the store at the time of the murder. He is stealing the money from the register and grabbing the cartons of cigarettes when the gun goes off.