Buck and Stephanie are bot h guilty
I have read and reread this book many times and watched the movie. It is only my opinion, but I feel not only are both of them murderers but that Bugliosi in his books expressed many times his own disbeliefs of her story. I think he had ideas this would rake in alot of money in book and movie deals and that is one reason he took this case on. He is a shrewd guy, but he did'nt convince me whatsoever of her not knowing and participating. Remember the pictues that were developed that showed her smiling and someone testified they BOTH were drooling and dreaming of their next boat. His ex-wife said he would draw pictues of boats and the Grahams boats was almost identical. I believe Stephanie was tired of eating fish and coconuts,tired of the island and scared to sail in their leaky boat. How convenient they are missing on the night before they are to sail on a boat most had told them would never make the long trip? I think they concocked the story and vowed never to testify against each other.If she testified against him, he certainly would have blown her cover and her obvious guilt would be exposed. She was photographed wearing a blouse of Muff's, ate their food, let Buck try to disguise the boat, flushed evidence down the toilet and no matter how much she liked Mac, her own survival mattered more then his. Bugliosiwas very slick to prosecute Buck knowing Buck was unable to rat on Stephanie without implicating himself.He made her seem like she was swabbing, baking and being Suzie homemakerwhileBuck was murdering the Grahams all alone. There is a woman on here peddling a self serving book by Buck and is proboly profitting off the book sales. He can't promote a book in prison so she is proboly collecting the money and saving it for him. I would'nt buy that pack of lies, as it's obvious he's just looking to line his pockets off their deaths.
Bugliosi almost demanded the jury see "reasonable doubt"and set about giving them ways to let her off. He said she acted odd all the time he was setting up her defence, and I think it was because she knew she was guilty and maybe had alittle concience bothing her. Maybe she was in alittle shock at the brutality of the murders so she closed herself up to protect herself. Stephanie says in her diary that Buck ate alot of their food on the way down, could'nt fish without shooting them and would'nt help her sail much so she should have killed him as he was'nt good for anything. Just my thoughts as most proboly won't agree.