Defending Jacob S1 E7 Recap & After Show: “Confessions”

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Jacob’s trial for the murder of Ben Rifkin begins and is surprisingly off to a good start. The trial takes an unexpected turn when testimony from Derek Yu (Jacob’s classmate) reveals a story authored by Jacob posted to the site The Cut Up Room. The story details the murder of the character Brent by the bullied and fed up Jason. This story is eerily similar to the details of Ben’s murder and sends waves of shock and doubt of Jacob’s innocence through the courtroom. The mystery man in the blue Lincoln is identified as ex-gang member James O’ Leary, aka Father O’ Leary, but his connection to the Barber family is still unknown. With a missing Matt McGrath, Jacob’s defense team decides to subpoena and call Patz as a hostile witness. Faced with the painful certainty or being back in court, a distraught Patz writes a tearful letter to Mr. and Mrs. Rifkin confessing to and apologizing for the murder of Ben.
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