At one point Avalon asks, “[Death row] would be a blessing, right?”
As she continued to paint him as a lonely inmate, desperate to get something, anything, out of a confession, Scott continued to insist that he had not been offered anything by Leo Schofield’s attorneys.
Scott’s grandmother makes another appearance, as Avalon asks about a recorded phone conversation he had with his grandmother in 2010. Avalon asks, “You told your grandmother that the only thing you could think of was that you broke into the car, right?”
After Scott confirmed this was true, Avalon went for the jugular. “You didn’t tell your grandmother, the only person who cared about you in the whole world, that you killed that girl, did you?
“You lied to your grandmother, Mr. Scott, didn’t you?”
At this point, Scott fought back tears, saying, “I don’t want to answer that question.”
After being informed by Judge Kevin J. Abdoney that he had to answer, Scott finally said, “I ain’t lied to my grandma.”
Avalon continued to question Jeremy Scott in similar fashion for almost two hours, demanding specific details from Scott about the 30-year-old case and questioning discrepancies in his account.