Katherine Hughes is a concerned citizen, a local potter and a voracious reader of history and current events. She started to attended the trial because she felt that she did not know enough about the case to make any judgment of innocence or guilt. She became so concerned at the shockingly inadequate coverage of the Post-Standard that she started a website that offers another view of the trial proceedings. She took a year out from school because she believes passionately in the need to preserve civil liberties for all.