i'm backing @modestobulldog bulldog on this
no trial, no mass media attention vortex, no weirdo women writing to him while he's in jail, nothing
there's no answer that a trial could give, nor testimony laundrie could've provided, that would ultimately bring the closure and peace they'll need. they'll need to be angry for a little while, first, then let that anger cool and morph into grief, then acceptance, then hopefully they can learn to forgive laundrie. not because he deserves it, but because they deserve peace.