As most of you probably already know, Jeffrey Wood was convicted Wednesday of beating the snot out of former eye surgeon Bradley Schwartz in September 2008 while both were prison inmates here in Tucson.
Keeping in mind Schwartz didn't testify at his murder trial, here are some tidbits from the trial that didn't make the paper, but provide a glimpse into Schwartz's personality:
When asked how long the attack lasted:
"When you're going through something like that it feels interminable, but I guess he struck me 20 to 30 times."
Did he know Wood?
Schwartz said knew him by sight, not by name. They were in the same creative writing class, although it was more of a discussion session, Schwartz said.
"He said maybe two words to me before, ever."
When shown pictures of the bloody crime scene, Schwartz said, "That's probably mine — O negative."
Schwartz went into great detail about his injuries, not only using the medical terms, but spelling them.
Schwartz said he'd been assaulted three times before Wood got ahold of him. He filed a lawsuit against ADOC after the Wood attack.
"Because of DOC's incompetence in controlling the situation. They knew what was going on, but they turned the other cheek. It was constantly going on."
Jurors knew Schwartz pleaded guilty to prescription fraud several years back. He told them he was born with a painful condition that causes his neck to narrow where the spinal cord goes.
The pain and his busy life prompted him to wrote prescriptions in the names of his office manager and girlfriend. At the time, Schwartz said he was seeing 40 to 50 patients a day.
"I should've gone to see a doctor," Schwartz said.
Schwartz admitted he told attorneys before the trial started that the scene of the beating looked like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
During his murder trial, people talked about how arrogant Schwartz was to discuss his plot to kill Dr. Stidham with so many different people in advance. Deputies and corrections officers said Schwartz thought he'd be acquitted.
Time in prison hasn't changed people's opinions of Schwartz.
Oh, sources also say that when Wood closes his eyes, you can see swastikas on his eyelids.
That's relevant because Schwartz testified Wood called him a "Dirty Jew" and other nasty names during the assault.
Last year, during a hearing about Schwartz's visitor and telephone log, a prison attorney said Wood was a self-admitted "skinhead."
That attorney, prosecutor Mark Diebolt and Schwartz's attorney, Brick Storts, didn't want Wood's attorneys getting the information for fear of what might happen to Schwartz's family.
The judge gave the attorneys the information, but ordered they withhold it from Wood.