Steve Cooper from Boston's 7 News, WCVB's Sean Kelly and Boston Globe's Milton Valencia have tweeted:
He seems indifferent to the proceedings. His lawyer Judy Clark rubs his shoulder.
It does not appear that he has cut his fair since April.
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