When Sammy Miracle was set free on Friday, his family cried tears of joy.
But less than five feet across the room from them, the Pierce family’s tears were for a much different reason.
“He did it and he is free,” Linda Pierce, Jonathan Pierce's widow said on Tuesday afternoon.
She said the initial shock of the verdict quickly wore off giving way to tears. “I cried all day Friday,” Linda Pierce said. “But on Saturday morning a peace came over me.”