The Long Wait: Tony Marshall Trial Update

The jurors have been deliberating since September 22 with courtroom speculation that they could go to Columbus Day, although, of course, the verdict can come at any moment. Tony and Charlene Marshall, along with Francis Morrissey, now spend their days either sitting in the nearly empty courtroom or in the hallway outside room 1536 of Manhattan’s criminal courts building. The mood of the defendants shifts by the hour with Tony Marshall (distracting himself with a Balzac novel in French) often looking particularly frail. The only real trial news last week came with the the arraignment in the same building of David Letterman’s alleged extortionist and a building-wide lock-down after a prisoner escaped. I remain in the courtroom covering the verdict for Vanity Fair.