Byline: MICHAEL A. SCARCELLA firstname.lastname@example.org
The two interpretations of the poem were indicative of the varied evaluations of Ross, and his problems, presented in court last week.
Lawyers on both sides offered differing opinions on the cause of Ross' problems and how much he should be held responsible for the killings. The ability of each side to make its argument could hold sway with Circuit Judge Edward Nicholas in his decision on whether Ross lives or dies.
Ross, convicted last month of killing his parents in Bradenton in 2004, is awaiting Nicholas' ruling on whether he should be executed; a jury voted 8-4 on Thursday in favor of the death penalty for Ross.