7 P.M. – DEFENSE RESTS IN NEILSON CASE. Court resumes at 10 a.m. for jurors. Judge Aycock says she expects jury to get the case by mid-afternoon.
BELOW – A rolling account of the rest of Neilson’s testimony and cross-examination.
As he completed his 6 hours on the stand, he broke down in tears, telling counsel Christi McCoy that he meant the words of the oath he took as a young FBI agent in 1982.
Did you ever violate that oath, she asked him.
His voice breaking with emotion, tears streaming down his face, he said, “No, I never did.”