Q: Looking at Bobby Poole and Ronald Cotton - what were you sitting in court thinking?
THOMPSON: When Bobby Poole was brought in the jury was asked to leave.... but I stayed, as well as the rest of the people in the courtroom, and I can remember looking at him and looking at Ronald Cotton and both thinking, 'Gosh, I mean they're such rotten people, and you're both here in front of me.... but I never remember looking at Bobby Poole thinking, 'I've got the wrong person. I mean I've made this huge mistake, Now I remember.' Tthat never entered my head. It just didn't. I thought, this is just a game they're playing, and looking over at Ronald Cotton, I never saw him change his demeanor, so I was never compelled to think, 'Oh my gosh, what a mistake we've made'.