Due To Circumstances Too Horrible To Elaborate Upon On This Sign, The Candy Cave Will Be Closed Indefinitely Day!
Mary must've written the sign. Of all the girls, Mary is the one who really just wants to scream from the rooftops, "My Dad Didn't Do It." Kim's been putting a smiley face on it all. Everyone who gets in her line at the checkout asks her about it, and she just says "We're all doin' okay, thanks so much for your concern. Yes, I'll tell them. Thank you." Jane, of course, split. Some say she went out to California, but she's probably just living with her Aunt in Jersey. Jennifer seems to actually be handling things. Going into Manhattan every day to either meet with the lawyer or do her own research at the library there, then coming home to be with their Mom. Jennifer's gotten her letters printed on four editorial pages across in four different papers so far, including the Boston Globe. She's been talking to an editor at the Times. Though not the editor. Not yet.
But Mary's been nothing but a doomsayer shouting a lot of well-intended but poorly articulated doom. Jennifer made her promise to never speak to the press again after Mary told a local news reporter, "Maybe he was having an affair with the girl, but that doesn't mean he'd kill her," and it started getting picked up nationally. Mary's semester off from Rutgers has lasted eighteen months already, so when the police showed up at her Dad's candy store, she was kind of happy to have something come along and swirl her up. But with Jennifer keeping a muzzle on her, Mary's cries of injustice are relegated to her bullshit Relatives Of Incarcerated Loved Ones (ROILo) support group and to the occasional outburst such as the sign on the door of her Dad's candy shop. Jennifer plans to reopen the candy shop soon and make Mary manage it. They need the candy shop to appear viable in order to get the loans to pay for the defense. And the defense team might be bringing on a forensics expert now that her father's bloodtype (but not fingerprints!!) showed up on the wrench the killer used to bludgeon Charise Johnson's head.
Happy Due To Circumstances Too Horrible To Elaborate Upon On This Sign, The Candy Cave Will Be Closed Indefinitely Day!