On Friday, July 17th, the verdict is read and handcuffs are placed on James King, which reveals that the jury found him guilty. As the jury foreman continues to read, Steve's mother puts her hands over her face then dramatically lifts her hands in the air. The two guards standing behind Steve then move away from him. Myers writes, "He has been found not guilty" (280). Steve then turns towards Kathy O'Brien to give her a hug because he is relieved about the verdict. However, O'Brien stiffens and turns to collect her papers without hugging him. Five months after the trial, Steve reveals that James King was sentenced to twenty-five years to life in prison, and Richard "Bobo" Evans remained in jail. He also mentions that Osvaldo Cruz was arrested for stealing a car and was sent to a reformatory. Even though Steve admits that his father was pleased that he was found not guilty, the distance between them grows larger, and his father moves away.