A Lesson Before Dying

What are the descriptions of the jury for Jefferson's trial and how did the defense attorney do a poor job?

I'm wondering because I don't understand. Thanks!

It's all in chapter one.

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The jury would have been all middle aged white men. The defense attorney did not put a lot of effort in the trial. Although the defense attorney’s argument is otherwise sound, Miss Emma bristles at his suggestion that Jefferson was too stupid to commit the crime, and executing him would do no more good than executing a hog.