Quotations of the day

“Something must have clicked, and she saw an opportunity and she took that opportunity.” — Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Ed Tomba on the escape of Amanda Berry from a Cleveland home where police said Ariel Castro held her for a decade.


“She said, ‘No jury would convict me. Mark my words.’ This jury convicted her. Luckily we had 12 smart jurors. They nailed it.” — Chris Hughes, a friend of Travis Alexander, after ex-girlfriend Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in his death.


“I think it is the saddest phone call I have ever had in my life.” — Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission, after Libya’s prime minister told him U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in a deadly assault last Sept. 11 in Tripoli.

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