Kurt Calabrese had nothing to do with the Family Secrets case.
He didn't testify for the prosecution. He didn't testify for the defense.
But he had one last shot to confront his father, who had beaten him since he was little.
One last shot before mob hitman Frank Calabrese Sr. went away for life, and would be under such a lockdown that Kurt Calabrese would never be able to visit him, not that he would want to.
On Wednesday, Kurt Calabrese took his chance.
He told of the beatings he endured.
How his father threatened to bite the nose off his face, how he threatened to make him disappear.
How Calabrese Sr. would throw things at him, heavy things, like ashtrays, phones, shoes, tools.
And of course, punches.
How his father would get him down on the ground, then keep him down, kicking him.
How his father wouldn't leave him alone, even after the years of abuse, when Kurt Calabrese had nothing to do, wanted nothing to do, with the Family Secrets trial.
How his father had someone put dead rats on his doorstep and a fake bomb on his porch.
Kurt Calabrese stopped the litany of abuse then said something surprising.
"In spite of all this, I forgive you dad," Kurt Calabrese said.
He said he prayed for his father's soul and asked him to apologize.
Frank Calabrese Sr. had only bile for his boy.
"You better apologize for all the lies you told," he said.
He claimed his son stole millions of dollars from him.
"I never took a penny," Kurt Calabrese said.
"To apologzie for something I didn't do would be wrong," Frank Calabrese Sr. said.
"You, Kurt, were treated like a king," he said.
"You never hurt me?" Kurt Calabrese asked his father. "You never beat me? You never threw me down?"
His father denied it all, saying he used a paddle and strap to hit his son on his backside when he was a kid, but that was all.
The prosecution objected to Calabrese Sr. interrupting his son, and the judge brought the last dialogue between the father and son to an end.