UMKC School of Law

"The patent's attention was called to a newspaper account of an interview with Mrs. Franks, the mother of the victim, in which she stated she had no desire to see the boys hanged, but would like to talk to them to know whether the boy suffered in his last moments. The patient was asked whether it would upset him at all to talk with Mrs. Franks. He replied he thought it would upset him a little, and make him feel sad. He said when he read this interview in the paper, ‘My first feeling was joy.'"

Joy, at what? "‘That it might help us, her not feeling vindictive. Then a little remorse, not much, perhaps a little bit.'"