Good question! The Jury found him guilty because of the bite-mark, everything else was circumstantial evidence and a shaking, unconvincing testimony from Nita Neary. Up until the bite-mark evidence, even the press thought his chances were quite high. I think it could have gone both way, hang-jury, acquitted or life in prison. He might have, at least, avoided the death penalty. But, even if he had been acquitted for the Chi Omega trial, he’d still have the death penalty pending for the Lake City trial, which was a stronger case for the prosecution.