Tiny baby Jesus and Kwame Kilpatrick

Two weeks in and still no sight of Kwame Kilpatrick’s family in the courtroom gallery.

But we have seen baby Jesus.

An unidentified woman sat in the courtroom gallery Tuesday working on a baby Jesus needlepoint while witnesses testified during the City Hall corruption probe.

Reporters, who can barely bring No. 2 pencils into court, sat in awe as the woman clutched knitting needles inside U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds’s courtroom.

Robert Snell
Robert Snell is the Detroit News federal courts reporter. He can be reached at rsnell@detnews.com or (313) 222-2028.