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Francis Morrissey

Inside the Astor Trial: The Babe Witness

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ralph Gardner Jr.

The lovely, blond Naomi Dunn Packard-Koot seemed almost too eager to tell the jury everything she knew, heard, or overheard that cast the Marshalls in a negative light.

Inside the Astor Trial: Lord William Astor Testifies

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ralph Gardner Jr.

If Marshall's attorney was to be believed, Brooke Astor's decades of good works -- her gift for using her money, talent and charm to seed and leverage projects great and small -- was but a career move.

Inside the Astor Trial: The People vs. Anthony Marshall and Francis Morrissey

Ralph Gardner Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ralph Gardner Jr.

There's something almost quaint about the government taking the time and resources to prosecute a case that hearkens back to a more genteel era of fine silver, fresh flowers, and Hudson River views.