“All I could think about was, now what?” she said. “Now what do you do?”
A few days after the trial, having a sandwich on 47th Street with a friend, Thompson-Sterling still looked tired.
“It’s just that nothing is different,” she said. “Except I don’t have the burden of going to 26th and California to the trial. I prepared myself for a not guilty verdict. I was very nervous when the jury came back and I said, ‘Lord, help me to deal with it if it’s not guilty’.”