The verdict was rendered after an hour of deliberation.
The Herald quoted Abbe as saying this, probably in opening (they need to get their act straight over at our local fish wrapper.)
`There is no body, but there is no doubt that she is dead. There is no doubt that the defendant is responsible for her death,'' prosecutor Abbe Rifkin said on the first day of Phillips' trial for second-degree murder.
Well done, Ms. Rifkin.
Here is the link for the wonderful obituary for Judge Lando's late husband-the remarkable Michael Gil. Here is an excerpt from the obit:
Maxine and Michael met while both were students at Coral Gables High School in the 1960's. They were both members of Temple Bet Shira. During his marriage to Maxine, they lived life intensely, traveled throughout the world, and he perfected downhill skiing. Michael was an avid ping pong player, and a persistent jogger. He loved the roar of loud motorcycles, the faster the better! Michael also cut quite an elegant figure on a dance floor. He embraced life with passion, integrity and love. We will miss him unto eternity. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Bet Shira Synagogue, University of Miami Chabad or American Diabetes Foundation...