“Roanoke jury acquits defendant in woman’s death”
Roanoke Times, December 3, 2021
ROANOKE — “Michael Tyrone Terry kept his head bowed, eyes closed tight, as a jury rose Thursday to announce its decision in a case where Terry stood accused of murder, attempted rape and abduction.
As the verdicts were read aloud, Terry, 41, lifted his eyes toward the ceiling, blinking back tears: Not guilty. Not guilty. Not guilty.
One of his relatives in the courtroom gallery began quietly repeating a phrase over and over to herself. “Thank you so much, God,” she said. “Thank you so much, God.”