After reading the newspaper clippings, Teri wasn't sure if her story could help in the case against Stone—but she decided to contact the district attorney just in case. "I know something about this case," Teri remembers telling him, "and I really only want to come forward if you think it will make a difference. If you tell me that your case is all sewn up and you've got all the evidence you need and you don't need me, then I'd just as soon not be a part of it—but I don't want him to get off."
Teri was surprised to learn that without Sarah's testimony, the prosecution did not have enough evidence to convict. In fact, the case was just two days from being dismissed!