I met director Marc Rocco 14 years ago during post-production on Murder in the First. Rod Lurie provided the introduction, as I recall. (Lurie’s current producing partner Mark Frydman was a Murder producer.) I honestly never thought that Murder in the First was all that great a film, and a certain dialogue error and one or two technical ones I noticed told me that Rocco probably wasn’t going to turn into Michael Mann. Anyway, the poor guy has been found dead. I’m very sorry all around. Kris Tapley has done the reporting.