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And Coggins' reaction to the verdict? On the way out of the courtroom, he smiled, and with just the right measure of political caution said, "It was the right verdict."
It seems certain we'll see Coggins in court again. Already, rumors are buzzing among his staff that he may wade in as lead prosecutor in U.S. vs. Dan Peavy. In which case, Coggins will have a familiar adversary: Tom Mills.
"Really? I hadn't heard that," is Mills' response to the rumor. "Well, bring him on, I guess. That should be fun.