“The defendant had agreed to tell Mike and his family everything about the murder and to plead guilty. In return, he would be spared the death penalty and instead spend his life in prison—but only if the Lileses felt satisfied that he had told the truth. This arrangement, brokered by Jacksonville’s newly elected state attorney, was essentially unprecedented in the history of homicide prosecutions in the United States.” Eli Hager with a very interesting look at restorative justice efforts in Florida—that also provides a close look at criminals and crime victims. They Agreed to Meet Their Mother’s Killer. Then Tragedy Struck Again.