You wake up in the defense lobby and look at a cell phone that you think caused the nightmare. It looks like it is ringing. You try to call but no answer. A man then comes in, thinking he found something, and knocks you out cold with a fire extinguisher.
After regaining consciousness, you are greeted by a young woman, who looks a lot like an officer. She says her life is in your hands now. A few days ago, you promised her you'll find her "Not Guilty". But you don't recall ever making that promise, who she is, or who you are! Before you start pondering however, the bailiff calls for you, saying that a trial is about to start.
A judge calls for a trial for "Maggey Byrde". You are given the option of saying whether you are ready. Choose Yes for now.
Winston Payne, your opponent, describes a murder. Maggey is accused for killing her "lover", who also happens to be a police officer.
Payne then calls Detective Dick Gumshoe to the stand. He doesn't look too proud. He says Maggey worked under him and has always looked out to her when she was a trainee. They have been great pals. Gumshoe describes the murder.
- It happened at the park near headquarters, "Exposé Park".
- The victim was one of the local cops, Dustin Prince.
- He was pushed down from the benches of the upper path, sir.
- The landing beat up his body bad and snapped his neck.
An autopsy report confirms the cause of death, and the time was determined when Dustin's watch stopped during the landing. Payne even has a photo of the crime. Crime Photo 1 is added to the Court Record. You can check it at any time by touching the Court Record Button.
The Judge recalls an important piece of evidence presented yesterday. You don't recall a piece of evidence you found. Maggey is upset and decides to help you. She tells you to look at the "evidence" and people involved in the case. Just click on the Court Record button, and you'll get the list. You can see the description of everything to get the idea of what the case is. Here is the list of the things you are carrying so far:
- Attorney's Badge
- Cell Phone
- Dustin's Autopsy Report
- Crime Photo 1
You are asked what the evidence was. You are given a three choice answer. Say you presented the Glasses. As the killer pushed the victim, the victim's grabbed the killer's glasses and fell with it. Maggey is wearing a spare pair of glasses, but she claims that the ones you presented were not hers. Payne claims to have further evidence to claim. The Judge has Gumshoe describe the evidence. This is it, your first testimony of the game.
Gumshoe's Testimony: Decisive Evidence
Payne has the photo of the victim writing the defendant's name. Crime Photo 2 will be added to the Court Record.
The Judge wants you to "Cross-Examine" the witness. Maggey tells you that Cross-Examining is to find out what a witness is saying "contradicts" (doesn't fit) what you have. Go to the Getting Started section for more details. For players who played the previous game, note that you can now present profiles of people you meet as well.
Decisive Evidence: Cross-examination
Present Maggey Byrde's Profile on Gumshoe's fourth statement. The victim seems to have spelled "Maggie", but it is actually spelled "Maggey", remember, Maggey and Dustin are lovers, so it would've been impossible for Dustin to forget Maggey's name!
Congratulations, you have just found the first contradiction of the game.
The Judge is curious of Maggey and Dustin's relationship. He has Gumshoe testify about it.
Gumshoe's Testimony: Dustin & Maggey
Dustin and Maggey: Cross-examination
Maggey got Dustin a birthday present? What was it? Press on Gumshoe's fifth statement. Maggey gave him a baseball glove for his birthday, as Dustin was a huge baseball fan. You have a choice whether you should continue or not. Choose Press further. The reason it took so long, is because the glove was custom made.
Payne says the glove is irrelevant to the case. You can choose whether you agree or not, choose Of course it's relevant. Gumshoe was prepared for this, so he brought the glove with him. The Judge has the Baseball Glove added to the Court Record.
The Judge is now convinced that both the victim and the defendant were lovers, and now wonders why Maggey's name is misspelled. He has Gumshoe testify about the writing.
Gumshoe's Testimony: Writing on the Ground
Writing on the Ground: Cross-examination
Press Gumshoe's sixth statement. Maggey says the statement is a little strange. You need to present solid evidence against this statement. Present the Baseball Glove on the same statement. If you look closely, you'll see that the glove is intended for a left-handed person. Now look at the photo again. It looks like Dustin wrote it with his right hand. If the glove is intended for Dustin, he might be left handed. If he is left-handed, he could have used it to write Maggey's name, if he didn't, then it is possible that someone other than Dustin wrote the name. If that is true, Maggey could not have been the killer!
It seems you have proven Maggey's innocence. Seeing no reason to continue, The Judge is now ready to announce the verdict.
But before he could do so, however, Payne stops him, as he claims to have another witness, who witnessed the exact moment of the crime, and even saw the face of the killer! The Judge adjourns court for a recess to hear from the witness.