The five-week-long trial was a psychodrama of Tolstoyan, or perhaps Dostoyevskian, proportions.
I myself did not know which way I was going, said the juror, Joanne McGrath, until she listened to the judges instructions yesterday morning.
In the end, she said, the jurors agreed that both spouses were responsible for the emotional abuse in the marriage and that the prosecution, despite putting on a strong case, had not been able to establish that Mr. Odierno had initiated the stabbing.
We felt it was both ways, said Ms. McGrath, dean of admissions at New York University School of Medicine. We felt that he was abused emotionally also.