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What news does Atticus bring about Tom Robinson and what does he explain about what Tom...

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What news does Atticus bring about Tom Robinson and what does he explain about what Tom has done?

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I assume you are referring to Chapter 24, when Atticus comes to tell the family that Tom was shot while trying to escape from prison.  Always trying to understand another's perspective, Atticus explains that Tom lacks any hope for an appeal after having been convicted by a jury that could not have believed he was really guilty. 

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