The examination was scheduled to begin at 9.15 a.m. but it started at 9.25 a.m. Why was there the delay in starting the examination?
The examination started ten minutes late due to security reasons. The Governor wanted to search Mr. McLeery and his belongings. He had doubts that Mr. McLeery could have taken something dangerous with him innocently like a knife or a nail file, etc. Evans could take advantage of any such thing and keep McLeery as a hostage. He might try to run away from the prison. Then there was some argument regarding Stephens’ staying in the cell.