Clarence Darrow called
Thomas Massie to the stand
to show how his wife’s assault
and related events thereafter affected
his mental state and resulted
in Kahahawai’s death.
Psychiatric authorities testified,
and Thalia testified on how
her circumstances affected Tommie.
Darrow pondered during his closing argument:
What would anyone do in this situation?
What if you were the husband or mother of Thalia?
For the prosecution, John Kelley’s closing argument was simple:
A man was murdered.
What if you were the mother of Joseph Kahahawai?