We’re back on the record in the matter of the State of Texas versus Underwood,” Judge Farmer announced. It was so quiet in the packed courtroom he could hear the whine of the floor fan in the rear of the room. The sound irritated him. He wanted to order it disconnected, but choked off the demand before he spoke. After all, it had been placed there at his request; it was there solely for his benefit. He turned to look at the jury box.