Taking on the prosecution of Curtis Forbes for the 1980 murder of Marilyn McIntyre was one of the greatest challenges of my career as a prosecutor. Seeking "Justice for Marilyn" (as would become the mantra of those who survived her and the title adopted by CBS in their 48 Hours episode) was a daunting task. The case had grown cold and the DNA evidence that helped break the case open was held to be inadmissible by the court. It became a case built on circumstantial evidence. The widely held public myth is that circumstantial evidence is a weak or lesser form of evidence. The evidence the state assembled, as the jury would later find out and their verdict concluded; was a very powerful and persuasive set of circumstances that showed beyond a reasonable doubt that Curtis Forbes had savagely sexually assaulted and killed Marilyn McIntyre. To hold Curtis Forbes accountable for a crime he had managed to avoid responsibility for-for over 30 years-was very rewarding; but even more rewarding was bringing an end to the agony her family and friends had endured as they wondered and they waited for "Justice for Marilyn."