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Sketch artist witnesses key cases close up


Sketch artist Marilyn Church has drawn some of America's greatest legal battles.

In 1992 she covered the trial of New York mafia boss John Gotti.

The notorious head of the Gambino family was sentenced to life in prison.

She also sketched the trial of serial killer David Berkowitz, whose crimes terrorised New York in the late 1970s.

In this first person account, Marilyn Church explains what it's like to witness some of America's most compelling real life dramas.


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