After the death penalty was imposed, and he was being led from a courtroom for what seemed the last time, Ronell Wilson turned to the grieving loved ones of the two detectives he had murdered in coldest blood.
This loathsome mutt made the only gesture of contempt he could manage in handcuffs.
He stuck out his tongue.
He did that despite having heard the searing and tearful testimony of the families of Detectives Rodney (Jay) Andrews and James Nemorin in the penalty phase of the trial.
An appeals court threw out the sentence yesterday. Nemorin's widow was too distraught to attend a Detectives' Endowment Association press conference. Andrews, who is a detective, was there, but too filled with pain to give it voice.