James' lawyer addressed the crowd of reporters after being acquitted: "As the Jury affirmed my client acted purely in self defense against two bigoted transphobes. What happened to poor Elliot is a tragedy that could have been avoided if only James did not have physically defend zherself and zher partner against the words of these monsters."
James had just been acquitted of homicide. This being California the Jury also declined to convict under manslaughter charges. James was free to be.
Now just had to go to the hospital to see Elliot and meet with his parent's attorney.
Soon he would have everything.