Mr. Dufresne, describe...
...the confrontation you had with your wife the night she was murdered.
It was very bitter.
She said she was glad I knew, that she hated all the sneaking around.
And she said that she wanted a divorce in Reno.
- What was your response? - I told her I would not grant one.
"I'll see you in hell before I see you in Reno."
Those were your words, according to your neighbors.
I really don't remember. I was upset.
What happened after you argued with your wife?
She packed a bag to go and stay with Mr. Quentin.
Glenn Quentin, golf pro at the Snowden Hills Country Club...
... whom you had discovered was your wife's lover.
Did you follow her?
I went to a few bars first.
Later, I drove to his house to confront them. They weren't home.
I parked in the turnout...
With what intention?
... mostly I wanted to scare them.
When they arrived, you went up to the house and murdered them.
I was sobering up.
I got back in the car and I drove home to sleep it off.
Along the way, I threw my gun into the Royal River.
I've been very clear on this point.
I get hazy where the cleaning woman shows up the following morning...
...and finds your wife in bed with her lover...
...riddled with.38-caliber bullets.
Does that strike you as a fantastic coincidence, or is it just me?
Yet you still maintain you threw your gun into the river...
...before the murders took place.
That's very convenient.
The police dragged that river for three days, and nary a gun was found...
...so no comparison could be made between your gun and the bullets...
...taken from the bloodstained corpses of the victims.
...is very convenient. Isn't it, Mr. Dufresne?
Since I am innocent of this crime...
...I find it decidedly inconvenient that the gun was never found.
Ladies and gentlemen, you've heard all the evidence.
We have the accused at the scene of the crime. We have footprints.
Bullets on the ground bearing his fingerprints.
A broken bourbon bottle, likewise with fingerprints.
... we have a beautiful young woman and her lover...
... lying dead in each other's arms.
But was their crime so great...
... as to merit a death sentence?
While you think about that...
...think about this:
A revolver holds six bullets, not eight.
I submit that this was not a hot-blooded crime of passion.
That at least could be understood, if not condoned.
...of a much more brutal, cold-blooded nature. Consider this:
Four bullets per victim.
Not six shots fired, but eight.
That means that he fired the gun empty...
... and then stopped to reload...
... so that he could shoot each of them again.
An extra bullet per lover...
... right in the head.
You strike me as a particularly icy and remorseless man, Mr. Dufresne.
It chills my blood just to look at you.
By the power vested in me by the state of Maine...
...I hereby order you to serve two life sentences back-to-back...
...one for each of your victims. So be it!
We see you've served 20 years of a life sentence?
- Yes, sir. - You feel you've been rehabilitated?
Yes, sir. Absolutely, sir.
I mean, I learned my lesson.
I can honestly say that I'm a changed man.
I'm no longer a danger to society.
That's God's honest truth.
Same old shit, different day.
Yeah, I know how you feel.
I'm up for rejection next week.
Yeah, I got rejected last week.
Hey, Red, bump me a deck.
Get out of my face, man! You're into me for five packs already.
There must be a con like me in every prison in America.
I'm the guy who can get it for you.
Cigarettes, a bag of reefer, if that's your thing...
... bottle of brandy to celebrate your kid's high school graduation.
Damn near anything within reason.