You begin in the defendant's lobby. Yesterday, you found Apollo unconscious in Courtroom No. 4 and took him to the hospital. Athena tries to take Juniper's mind off of Apollo's situation but fails. Due to his assault, you couldn't carry out a proper investigation, and enter the trial unprepared.
Prosecutor Payne is just as unprepared as you; he couldn't locate the remote switch, and hasn't made any new discoveries. However, he indicts Juniper as Apollo's assailant; claiming the two incidents are connected, and Juniper struck Apollo on the back of the head because he discovered some incriminating evidence. Apollo was found very close to where Detective Arme's body was originally found. The Courtroom No. 4 Diagram is added to the Court Record. Phoenix remembers what she said yesterday, and concludes both incidents might be connected after all. Payne calls Juniper to the stand.
Woods's Testimony: Alone with Apollo
Like before, Juniper believes Apollo stayed behind because he might have figured something out related to the courtroom bombing. He even said he was going to look for some evidence. Payne of course claims that Juniper attacked him to destroy that evidence. He submits Apollo's Assault Photo, which shows the name "WOODS" written in blood in front of Apollo's unconscious body. The photo is added to the Court Record.
Cross-Examination: Alone with Apollo
Press the second statement. Juniper says Apollo went to look for her medicine, which was inside Bum Rap Rhiny. He looked in the witness stand area, which was clear. The Judge has that statement added.
- Apollo started looking for Bum Rap Rhiny near the witness stand, where there was no rubble.
Present the Courtroom No. 4 Diagram on this new statement. The rubble blocks off access to the area around the witness stand, so he couldn't have looked there. Payne submits a zoomed out version of the photo he presented earlier. Apollo's Assault Photo is updated in the Court Record. Tonate's transport case appears in the photo. Juniper suddenly remembers its position was more to the right before, and the area where it's now was free space. Present the area with the bloody writing.
The transport case covered the area where the bloody writing is now! Payne and the Judge want proof. Present the part of Apollo's bandages with wheel marks over them. This proves Juniper was correct. Now, the Judge asks you who made the writing. Present Candice Arme's profile. She also bled at the crime scene, so she must have written the message. Apollo didn't bleed enough to write the message.
Payne claims Arme had no reason to write Juniper's name. Phoenix will claim the message wasn't intended to say "WOODS". When asked about its real meaning, present the Bomb Transport Case. Payne says the messages don't match up, but if you erase two lines, "WOODS" turn into "L10015". Arme must've been trying to point out the bomber. When asked who it was, present Ted Tonate's profile. Tonate easily concealed Arme's message because he was the first to find the body, and covered it with his transport case.
Tonate used the message in another incident: He attacked Apollo and sued his blood to make the message say "WOODS". That means he's the culprit, and tried to pin everything on Juniper! Tonate will be called to the stand and he'll immediately ask for proof for your bloody writing theory. Ask to analyze the DNA. The results will take time to arrive. In the meanwhile, Tonate will give his testimony.
Tonate's Testimony: After the Explosion
Payne submits a photo to confirm Tonate's claim. The Courtroom Bombing Photo is added to the Court Record. Tonate challenges you to dismantle his testimony.
Cross-Examination: After the Explosion
Present Arme's Autopsy Report on the fourth statement. Arme died because of an impact with a flat object, but the rubble's pointy, not flat. The bloodstain on it is a fabrication, and the victim's body was moved. The bailiff arrives with the results for the DNA test from earlier. Your suspicions are correct. The Bloody Writing Analysis is added to the Court Record. Tonate will agree to tell "the truth."
Tonate's Testimony: The Truth
The Judge says moving the body is a criminal act, and asks you to begin the cross-examination.
Cross-Examination: The Truth
Present Apollo's Assault Photo or the Bloody Writing Analysis on the second statement. Tonate says he saw a "R", but there's none in the message. He quickly corrects himself and says he mistyped it. Did he really? Say that he actually saw it. Phoenix sees the photo again and realizes something. Present the small red bit to the right of the S. The R was there, but the floor where it was is damaged now. That means the message was written before the explosion. Tonate killed Arme before the explosion, but what did he use as a murder weapon? Present the HH-3000 Bomb.
Tonate asks for proof that he hit Arme with the bomb. He didn't leave any evidence, but instead, you should look for something he managed to hide. Present the Courtroom Bombing Photo. He needed to hide Arme's body until the bomb exploded. Someplace no one would dare touch. Present Tonate's Bomb Transport Case. You accuse Tonate of the murder of Detective Arme and claim he hid the body in his bomb case.
Tonate demands the trial be adjourned or he'll detonate the bomb he was with him, which he claims is the real HH-3000. Panic ensues; the gallery and Payne all flee. But you decide to "Stand my ground". He's bluffing, but can you prove it? You'll automatically examine a photo of the real HH-3000 Bomb. Present the cracked timer display. His bomb is actually a training model, so the display is intact. Phoenix examines the inside of Tonate's case and finds blood inside. With this, Tonate finally admits to the murder and assault and he's taken away.
Juniper Woods is found...
What really happened
Bomb Specialist Ted Tonate was dismantling bombs and selling them on the black market. He tried to steal the HH-3000 for himself, but Detective Candice Arme caught him and confronted him in Courtroom No. 4. Tonate panicked and hit Arme with the bomb's flat side, killing her.
Before dying, Arme managed to write "L10015R" on the ground in her own blood to accuse Tonate of the murder. He saw this bloody writing and panicked, since the trial was about to begin. He hid Arme's body inside his bomb transport case, and covered the writing with the case.
During that trial, the Phony Phanty bomb went off and destroyed Courtroom No. 4. In the explosion, Juniper Woods lost her stuffed animal Bum Rap Rhiny in the explosion. Bum Rap Rhiny's tail was identical to the Phony Phanty's, and had her fingerprints on it. The tail was left behind in the scene to be later found and have her accused as the bomber. Tonate planted Arme's body near some rubble to disguise her death as an explosion.
During her trial, Juniper was overcome with coughing and had to leave. Apollo Justice went with her to the courtroom ruins to look for her medicine, but she was called back to trial and Apollo was left behind in the courtroom. Tonate himself gave testimony in her trial, and after finishing, he went to the courtroom ruins to find Apollo near the bomb transport case. Tonate attacked him from behind and used his blood to modify Arme's original message and frame Woods for all the events.
After the trial
Athena and Juniper are happy that she's finally declared innocent. But there's a mystery no one ever solved. Present the Missing Remote Switch. It still hasn't been found. Phoenix and Athena return to the Wright Anything Agency, happy for Juniper's acquittal... until something Apollo says brings the calm and peace to an end.
Athena now reminisces on the first case she and Apollo worked on together...