After reading "Fatal Vision," I thought he was guilty. Then when we had the mock trial in our old group, which I think was back in 2007, I changed my mind, even though I was the assistant prosecutor in the "trial." As it turned out, I ended up having to do all the work because that whiny witch who was the prosecutor didn't know what she was doing. It was strange. When the trial started, everyone but Lee thought he was guilty. She couldn't even get anyone to volunteer to assist her as the defense attorney. But in the end, all 12 of the "jurors" found him not guilty.
The mock trial was fun and I learned a lot about the case that I didn't know and that wasn't in the book. I had thought he was guilty, too. I was on the jury and the defense closing argument was very convincing. I think that most of the 12 jurors voted not guilty the first time. I believe the only holdout was April and she finally agreed on not guilty. That judge we had, I think her name was Trudy, was awful. Joanna had to keep stepping in and overriding some of her insane rulings because she didn't know what she was doing.