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From the Unabomber to Theranos, this courtroom artist draws history at famous trials in the Bay Area and beyond

When Stanford dropout Elizabeth Holmes took the stand on Nov. 19, 2021, in her criminal trial in the U.S. District Court in San Jose, there was no doubt that it would be a newsworthy moment. It fell to courtroom artist Vicki Behringer to capture the moment. It was a role she was very used to. She had been drawing key witnesses at Bay Area trials for 30 years — everyone from murders and rapists to sobbing victims and poker-faced defendants to CEOs and moguls and rock stars. Reporters write the first draft of history; Behringer is there to draw it.