He’s a booming presence when he walks into the courtroom where he stands accused of one of the most horrid crimes in the history of Newark: the murder of five teenagers 32 years ago.
His 6-foot-4-inch, 260-pound frame stands confidently in crisp, dark suits and the occasional green alligator shoes. His eyes flash; it’s hard to meet his gaze.
But in a series of interviews, the first he has given since his arrest early last year, Lee Evans comes across as a regular guy worn down and marked from a day’s work as a general contractor. His face drawn, his hands fidgeting, he looks nervously over his shoulder.
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