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a person or institution legally accused or sued in court
  • the defendant's motive for committing murder
    Chapter 9 (51% in)
defendant = the person accused of a crime in court
  • The accused man, Kabuo Miyamoto, sat proudly upright with a rigid grace, his palms placed softly on the defendant's table—the posture of a man who has detached himself insofar as this is possible at his own trial.
    Chapter 1 (4% in)
  • It was a place of gray-hued and bleak simplicity—a cramped gallery, a bench for the judge, a witness stand, a plywood platform for the jurors, and scuffed tables for the defendant and his prosecutor.
    Chapter 1 (22% in)
  • Your inventory of items aboard the defendant's boat?
    Chapter 3 (61% in)
  • The defendant had no spare battery aboard his boat?
    Chapter 3 (64% in)
  • These D-6s on the defendant's boat.
    Chapter 3 (66% in)
  • "So the D-6 in use on the deceased's boat could have— hypothetically, since it was identical—made a perfect spare for the defendant's batteries?"
    Chapter 3 (70% in)
  • But, as you say, the defendant had no spare on board.
    Chapter 3 (70% in)
  • And with a slowness that embarrassed him—because as a young man he had been lithe and an athlete, had always moved fluidly across the floorboards of courtrooms, had always felt admired for his physical appearance— he made his way back to his seat at the defendant's table, where Kabuo Miyamoto sat watching him.
    Chapter 3 (99% in)
  • While Horace did so Nels returned to the defendant's table and sipped from a glass of water.
    Chapter 6 (17% in)
  • He went to the defendant's table and leafed through his own copy.
    Chapter 6 (24% in)
  • During the morning recess the accused man's wife had come alone to the row of seats behind the defendant's table and asked permission to speak with her husband.
    Chapter 7 (23% in)
  • Yes, she'd known the defendant, Kabuo Miyamoto, for a good long time, she figured.
    Chapter 9 (14% in)
  • It was more than twenty years since his family came to pick—the defendant, his two brothers, his two sisters, his mother and father—she remembered them well enough.
    Chapter 9 (14% in)
  • Mrs. Heine has told us that her deceased husband, in joint conspiracy with the defendant's deceased father, entered into an agreement which, shall we say, was predicated on a rather liberal, albeit mutually satisfying, interpretation of these laws.
    Chapter 9 (46% in)
  • At any rate, the witness's husband and the defendant's father entered into a so-called 'lease' agreement that concealed an actual purchase.
    Chapter 9 (47% in)
  • That furthermore such information is vital to the state's case and that a clear portrait of the agreement between the defendant and the witness will illuminate the defendant's motive for committing murder.
    Chapter 9 (51% in)
  • "And they—the defendant's family, the Miyamotos, that is—had no children in 1934 who were twenty years of age, Mrs. Heine?
    Chapter 9 (53% in)
  • Alvin Hooks turned to look at the defendant as though he was uncertain who she meant.
    Chapter 9 (54% in)
  • "The defendant?" he asked.
    Chapter 9 (54% in)
  • The defendant.
    Chapter 9 (54% in)
  • The defendant?
    Chapter 10 (6% in)
  • What did the defendant indicate was the nature of his business with you?
    Chapter 10 (8% in)
  • Did you see the defendant thereafter?
    Chapter 10 (24% in)
  • Did you ever have a conversation with your son about the defendant in this regard?
    Chapter 10 (28% in)
  • And you told him then the defendant had come to your —door?
    Chapter 10 (29% in)
  • So were they, the defendant and your son, on friendly or unfriendly terms from 1945 on?
    Chapter 10 (31% in)
  • "The defendant wasn't no friend of my son's.
    Chapter 10 (32% in)
  • When you told him the defendant had given you dirty looks your son reacted exactly how, Mrs. Heine?
    Chapter 10 (33% in)
  • "Do you think that the term 'family feud' could be accurately applied to the relationship between your family and that of the defendant?
    Chapter 10 (37% in)
  • No. I hear no ting about it until that man"—he aimed his nose at the defendant—"come round about and tell me."
    Chapter 10 (59% in)
  • Do you mean the defendant there—Kabuo Miyamoto?
    Chapter 10 (59% in)
  • The defendant showed up at your farm in the summer of 1945 and accused Etta Heine of robbing him?
    Chapter 10 (61% in)
  • "And the house the defendant's family had lived in, Mr. Jurgensen?"
    Chapter 10 (64% in)
  • Did the defendant say anything else to you during his visit in the summer of 1945?
    Chapter 10 (66% in)
  • "The defendant?" asked Alvin Hooks.
    Chapter 10 (87% in)
  • The defendant had seen the sign on the barn and wanted to buy Ole's farm.
    Chapter 10 (89% in)
  • He could not change how his face arranged itself while he sat with his hands on the defendant's table with his back to his fellow islanders.
    Chapter 11 (21% in)
  • "This one here, marked with an A, came from the defendant's boat.
    Chapter 17 (71% in)
  • Peculiar thing is, it does match up with the lines I found on board the defendant's boat.
    Chapter 17 (83% in)
  • "This line looks like the ones on the defendant's boat?"
    Chapter 17 (85% in)
  • "And the defendant's boat—do I understand this right?
    Chapter 17 (87% in)
  • "If the defendant had tied up to Carl Heine's boat would these two cleats in question line up?"
    Chapter 17 (89% in)
  • What led you to investigate the defendant in the first place?
    Chapter 17 (94% in)
  • The reporters found their places, the defendant was brought in, Eleanor Dokes took her seat at the stenograph.
    Chapter 19 (6% in)
  • Alvin Hooks crossed in front of the jurors and approached the defendant's table.
    Chapter 19 (33% in)
  • "The defendant's name here is Kabuo Miyamoto.
    Chapter 19 (33% in)
  • "And the blood on the fishing gaff that Sheriff Moran brought you, the one he found while searching the defendant's boat—the one you held in your hands a moment ago—was B positive, doctor?"
    Chapter 19 (36% in)
  • "So the blood on the gaff was not the defendant's?"
    Chapter 19 (36% in)
  • He'd also, he said, been at Livorno and Luciana and seen the 442nd—the Nisei regiment to which the defendant had been attached—in action along the Gothic Line.
    Chapter 19 (79% in)
  • These were boys from the internment camps, enlistees headed for the European theater, and among them, Sergeant Maples recalled, was the defendant, Kabuo Miyamoto.
    Chapter 19 (82% in)
  • It was at this point, he told the court, that he came face to face with the defendant.
    Chapter 19 (85% in)
  • He explained to the court how astonished he was—how thoroughly astonished—to find he couldn't hit the defendant.
    Chapter 19 (91% in)
  • Sergeant Maples acquiesced to the inevitable and did combat with the defendant that afternoon.
    Chapter 19 (94% in)
  • On his first rush the sergeant was swept off his feet, then felt his head pinned to the ground with the point of the staff, then the staff was withdrawn, the defendant bowed and picked him up.
    Chapter 19 (95% in)
  • From his point of view as an expert in the ancient Japanese art of stick fighting, Sergeant Maples could say with certainty that the defendant was eminently capable of killing a man far larger than himself with a fishing gaff.
    Chapter 19 (98% in)
  • The defendant here appeared on your doorstep on Thursday, September 9?
    Chapter 21 (33% in)
  • Your husband and the defendant walked and talked, and you stayed behind.
    Chapter 21 (42% in)
  • You asked him about the content of his conversation with the defendant?
    Chapter 21 (45% in)
  • The land on which the defendant's childhood home sat?
    Chapter 21 (46% in)
  • And the defendant visited the next day?
    Chapter 21 (51% in)
  • "You've testified that on the afternoon of the ninth the defendant presented himself at your door and that he and your husband walked and talked, but that you were not present during their conversation.
    Chapter 21 (53% in)
  • "And furthermore," said Nels, "after the defendant left that afternoon you and your husband sat on the porch and had your own conversation?"
    Chapter 21 (55% in)
  • Your husband indicated an unwillingness to talk about the content of his conversation with the defendant?
    Chapter 21 (56% in)
  • He reported to you that he had indicated to the defendant a willingness to think matters over?
    Chapter 21 (57% in)
  • He reported to you a concern about how his mother might react if he sold to the defendant?
    Chapter 21 (59% in)
  • And he had indicated as much to the defendant?
    Chapter 21 (61% in)
  • He did not lead the defendant to believe that no hope existed for the reclaiming of his family's land?"
    Chapter 21 (65% in)
  • Your husband and the defendant—do I have this right?
    Chapter 21 (74% in)
  • "You didn't mention that the defendant had aimed similar looks at you.
    Chapter 21 (81% in)
  • He bowed his head to the judge, glanced at the jurors, then turned and looked fully at Kabuo Miyamoto, who still sat erectly in his place at the defendant's table with his hands folded neatly in front of him.
    Chapter 21 (98% in)
  • "If you're going to remember something like that and connect it in some way to the defendant's expression—well then, you'd better be remembering other things, too, just to keep yourself fair.
    Chapter 24 (40% in)
  • "The defendant's expression isn't part of it," said Ishmael.
    Chapter 24 (40% in)
  • As she passed through the swinging gate Nels Gudmundsson held open for her she stopped to look for a moment at her husband, who sat at the defendant's table immediately to her left with his hands folded neatly in front of him.
    Chapter 25 (3% in)
  • Nels nodded and began to knead his forehead; he sat down on the edge of the defendant's table.
    Chapter 25 (65% in)
  • This story you've just told us about boiling tea water when the defendant burst through your kitchen door, just terribly excited, and told you about his conversation at sea, how he and Carl Heine came to some sort of agreement?
    Chapter 26 (2% in)
  • "You don't suppose, then," Nels asked, "that the defendant here, Mr. Miyamoto, would have boarded Carl Heine's boat on September 16 for any reason other than to help him in an emergency?
    Chapter 26 (41% in)
  • Nels set himself down precariously against the edge of the defendant's table.
    Chapter 26 (42% in)
  • "In your estimation, as a veteran gill-netter, as president of the San Piedro Gill-Netters Association, it isn't possible that the defendant boarded Carl Heine's boat for the purpose of committing murder?
    Chapter 26 (50% in)
  • The defendant here, Mr. Miyamoto, decides he wishes to kill Carl Heine.
    Chapter 26 (89% in)
  • And at this point, sir, in the scenario, could the defendant not—a trained kendo master, remember, a man proficient at killing with a stick, lethal and experienced at stick fighting— could the defendant not have leapt aboard and killed Carl Heine with a hard blow to the skull, hard enough to crack it open?
    Chapter 26 (96% in)
  • And at this point, sir, in the scenario, could the defendant not—a trained kendo master, remember, a man proficient at killing with a stick, lethal and experienced at stick fighting— could the defendant not have leapt aboard and killed Carl Heine with a hard blow to the skull, hard enough to crack it open?
    Chapter 26 (96% in)
  • It was here, he said, that the treachery of the defendant was surely most horrible—for he relied on the code among fishermen to assist one another in times of trouble and on the residue of friendship he knew remained from the youth he and Carl had passed together.
    Chapter 29 (12% in)
  • He moors his boat to his enemy's boat, and while he is busy making fast a line—you will note there is no sign, anywhere, of struggle, such was the treachery of the defendant over there—his enemy leaps aboard with a fishing gaff and strikes a blow to his head.
    Chapter 29 (16% in)
  • Let us imagine, too, said Alvin Hooks, the defendant rolling Carl Heine over a gunnel and the splash on the black night water.
    Chapter 29 (18% in)
  • The sea closes over Carl Heine—it seeps into his pocket watch, stopping it at 1:47, recording the time of his death—and the defendant stands watching the place where it seals up, leaving no trace behind.
    Chapter 29 (19% in)
  • But just under the surface the tidal current is working—stronger than the defendant had imagined it—and carries Carl into the folds of his own net, which still trails out behind.
    Chapter 29 (20% in)
  • It is one of three things the defendant hasn't counted on—the body itself, the bloody fishing gaff, and the mooring line he'd left behind in his haste to leave this scene of murder.
    Chapter 29 (21% in)
  • We're talking about looking clearly at the defendant and seeing the truth self-evident in him and in the facts present in this case.
    Chapter 29 (26% in)
  • Take a good look, ladies and gentlemen, at the defendant sitting over there.
    Chapter 29 (26% in)
  • Not a single witness had been brought forward to testify about the defendant's state of mind in the days prior to Carl's death.
    Chapter 29 (38% in)
  • The state had not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the crime the defendant had been charged with had in fact occurred.
    Chapter 29 (40% in)
  • He has asked you to look closely at the face of the defendant, presuming that because the accused man is of Japanese descent you will see an enemy there.
    Chapter 29 (43% in)
  • First of all, in order to find the defendant guilty you must be convinced of every element of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt.
    Chapter 29 (74% in)
  • If there is in your minds a reasonable uncertainty regarding the truth of the charge made here, you must find the defendant not guilty.
    Chapter 29 (76% in)
  • You have only to determine one thing here: whether or not the defendant is guilty of murder in the first degree, and nothing else.
    Chapter 29 (79% in)
  • In order to find the defendant guilty, you must find that he planned and intended to commit the acts for which he has been charged.
    Chapter 29 (85% in)
  • You must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt of one thing and one thing exclusively: that the defendant in this case is guilty of murder in the first degree, premeditated.
    Chapter 29 (88% in)
  • Alex Van Ness agreed amiably; the defendant had indeed lied.
    Chapter 30 (60% in)
  • "The defendant heard about Carl's body being found, but did he go to the sheriff and tell him how the night before he'd seen Carl out fishing?
    Chapter 30 (78% in)
  • But I won't be in such a hurry as to go in there while I still have what I think are reasonable doubts and condemn the defendant to the hangman's rope or fifty years in prison.
    Chapter 30 (83% in)
  • All right, it could be the defendant's guilty of something, but maybe not what he's charged with.
    Chapter 30 (90% in)

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