My Prosecution Speech

Topics: Criminal law, Crime, Crimes Pages: 2 (589 words) Published: January 2, 2013
Mario Reid

May it please the court
Opposing counsel
On behalf of the people of the State of New York, and everyone connected that you have given us throughout this trial. We also thank you for your attention to this case. In a short while, when the closing arguments are over, you will return to the chambers and begin deliberations. We ask that you consider the facts and the evidence in reaching the verdict in this case. Jordan Stone is being charged with 3 things. 2nd degree assault, 2nd degree burglary, and 1st degree attempted robbery. She is being charged with these crimes because on the morning of December 10th, 2010 Jordan stone assaulted Payton Miller and attempted to take stuff from her dorm. Jordan Stone attempted burglary and in the process she assaulted my client Payton Miller and in that process Payton scratched her attacker on her arm, which you can see on Jordan Stone before you. Jordan Stone and Sydney Samuels( Payton Miller’s roommate) had a little altercation in the past which may have led the defendant to commit the crime that she did. This rivalry was because Sydney Samuels caught the defendant with her boyfriend. At the beginning of the case, during the opening statement, we said that the evidence would show that the defendant, Jordan Stone, is guilty on 3 different charges. What evidence proves her guilt? The scratch on the defendants arm also proves that Jordan Stone was indeed at the crime scene at the time the crime was being committed. Due to accurate information from our witnesses we found out that Payton Miller scratched her attacker on the arm. At the crime scene a Knicks keychain was found linking the defendant to the crime. Sydney Samuels recognizes the keychain from when they were once best friends. Sydney Samuels and Payton Miller both gave a very accurate description of the defendant. We also found Orange and blue Knicks jacket and the blue jeans worn at the time the crime was being committed. We also know that Jordan...
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