Verdict Reached in Jack Jones Trial!
A Verdict is Reached! The November 10th edition of Once Upon a Time Times reports that the jury in the trial of the State of Fable vs. Jack Jones reached a verdict and justice has been served. Both legal teams must be commended for their careful preparation and delivery of evidence that led to this swift deliberation and decision.
Jack Jones was found NOT GUILTY of the charge of murder, and GUILTY of the charge of robbery. He is currently being held in the State of Fable jail, pending sentencing.
On to the Next Case...
The trial students are currently preparing for is a modern twist on a favorite classic fairy tale - Hansel and Gretel.
In this version of the story, Hansel and Gretel are teenagers who have been abandoned by their father and cruel stepmother in a present day setting. Following an unfortunate skirmish in a bake shop, they find themselves charged with aggravated battery, criminal mischief, and petty theft. In addition to the victim (the bake shop owner), there are five witnesses including the arresting officer, and conflicting versions of what actually happened.
Students will use the first half of our next class to continue preparations, and hopefully we will be able to begin the trial during the second half of class.
Witnesses: Study your affidavits! Make sure you know what questions the attorney will be asking you and what your answers will be. Get into character!
Jury Members: Re-read the Letter from the Judge I provided to understand your responsibilities. Read the definitions of the three charges brought in this case.
If there are any questions, please contact me. Good Luck and Have Fun!