Kato Harris has revealed that he spent the weekend before his verdict was given preparing himself for life in prison, despite knowing he was innocent.
In 2013 the former geography teacher was accused of repeatedly raping a 14-year-old girl. His trial lasted for four days, and as there was a recess on the Friday, he had to wait a weekend before the jury could retire on the Monday, and give the not guilty verdict.
He told Julia Hartley-Brewer that it's almost impossible to describe the feeling of preparing yourself for prison. He said "the only way I can compare it is with not only writing your will, but sending out the invitations to your funeral and carving your name into your tombstone, digging the grave and setting out the embalming fluid."
Harris revealed that when the not guilty verdict was given, even though he'd expected it, the stress, tension and adrenalin from the previous two years poured out of him, as he fell down bursting into hysterical tears, feeling as if he had escaped death.
After this he felt "euphoria and joy, and above all a kind of sense, a feeling at one for the world, a great love for the world and everyone in it."
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