This is how we could cover court trials but we don't; a four line summary on closing arguments
This was my suggestion to my fellow court reporters on summarizing closing arguments in the Giddings-Huntzinger case.
"Deputy DA Rees said he did it. Deputy PD Luke Brownfield said, my guy was forced to defend himself. Russ Clanton said, I got nothing. My guy was not there.
Rebuttal: Deputy DA Rees. I submit on the evidence."
I chose not cover the Giddings-Huntzinger case. Both, Rhonda Parker from LOCO and Sam Armanino from Times-Standard have been there every day.
After covering detailed court cases, especially all day trials, I know how they feel typing up an entire day's testimony, after sitting in court all day. This is how we could cover a court case but we don't.