- 1 Trial Begins
- 2 Scuttlebutt's Testimony: The Similarity of the Case and the Script
- 3 Cross-Examination: The Similarity of the Case and the Script
- 4 Scuttlebutt's Testimony: What Scuttlebutt Saw
- 5 Cross-Examination: What Scuttlebutt Saw
- 6 Newman's Testimony: Why I Touched the Costume
- 7 Mood Matrix: Robin Newman
- 8 O'Conner's Testimony: Around the Time of the Murder
- 9 Cross-Examination: Around the Time of the Murder
You are nervous for your first trial as the defense team leader. Phoenix and Apollo assured you that you would be fine, while Prof. Means had a less favorable opinion. He asks you whether playing fairly is worth the risk of losing the trial, and he tells you that you would learn the error of your ways soon enough.
Blackquill already convinces the judge to have Fulbright do the case brief. The murder weapon is the awl, with the victim's blood and Woods's fingerprints on it, just like in the mock trial. The awl and the autopsy report are added to the court record. There were traces of a large pool of blood detected in the art room. They believe the body was moved from the art room to the stage. In the tape that Myriam hid in the art room, a female voice is heard screaming, "You're a goner!"
The voice is very hard to hear, but it is definitely female. The tape recorder is added to the court record. The voice hasn't been identified by voiceprint analysis. The victim was killed at night, and the next morning the campus was full of students, and no body was found. The only time the body could have been moved was right before the mock trial, and that's also when O'Conner found the body. The three mock trial participants were the only ones who had access to the empty campus, and therefore were the only ones who could've moved the body, and the voice on the tape recorder is from a female. Juniper is the only female out of the three, and that leaves Juniper the only possibility.
Myriam is summoned to the witness stand. She's still in her box, which is normally not allowed, but Simon (of course) convinces the judge to make an exception.
Scuttlebutt's Testimony: The Similarity of the Case and the Script
Cross-Examination: The Similarity of the Case and the Script
Myriam now claims that Juniper's script was rejected at the last moment, and Myriam's was chosen instead. Press all statements. Simon insults you a bunch and the cross-examination isn't going very well. There doesn't seem to be a contradiction at first, but if you place yourself in the killer's shoes, an inconsistency is made clear. If Juniper were to mimic the script on purpose, it would Make her the culprit. This is evidence that Juniper was framed! Blackquill now claims that Juniper intended to cancel the mock trial, by leading Scuttlebutt to the body! Myriam didn't warn the police because she wanted to save it for her big scoop. Myriam is now asked to testify about this.
Scuttlebutt's Testimony: What Scuttlebutt Saw
Before the cross-examination evens begins, you point out that Scuttlebutt should also be considered a suspect, since she doesn't have an alibi. However, she was in an "undercover reporter class" at the night of the murder. Blackquill says you have no right to cross-examine after the "little spectacle". Just when Scuttlebutt was about to leave the courtroom, Apollo asks if Myriam took a picture of the body. She didn't, which is strange of course, since she's always "eyeing a scoop". Myriam insists that she was led to the body, and shows a picture of Juniper in her stage costume! Her face is not visible in the photo though, and the person in the costume was perhaps not Juniper at all. Blackquill says this is irrelevant, and somebody tried to lead the witness to the body. Juniper wanted to stop the mock trial, and therefore is the one who led her to the body. Now that the facts have changed, you can cross-examine the witness.
Cross-Examination: What Scuttlebutt Saw
Present the Stage Costume on the fifth statement. The costume has constellations all over it, but there is not a single one on the photo. This means the person was wearing the costume inside out. The costume designer would never wear her own costume inside out! But as it turns out, the paint is actually fluorescent, which means it only glows in the dark. The paint had to dry, so Juniper put the costume on the mannequin inside out. This would mean that she could have worn the costume inside out! The glowing costume photo is added to the court record.
When you look closer at the picture, you can see a handprint with two thumbs around the chest area. Blackquill says this was just a mistake from Juniper, but you have evidence to support your claim. Present the Themis Herald Extra. It shows a picture of Robin Newman with the fluorescent paint on his hands. Why would Robin put on Juniper's costume?! And more importantly, that would mean Robin is the culprit. Robin is asked to testify about the paint on his hands.
Newman's Testimony: Why I Touched the Costume
Robin claims he touched it accidentally, but there seems to be a discord in his voice. He is probably hiding something. You ask for a short therapy session.
Mood Matrix: Robin Newman
Pinpoint happiness on the third statement. He suddenly felt very happy when seeing the costume, which is a little weird for someone who claims to be so manly. There is something that contradicts Robin's statement. Present the Glowing Costume Photo. The prints on the costume are clearly from someone's thumb, which wouldn't be the case if he really caught the mannequin. This proves that Robin put on the costume and adjusted the scarf. He now admits to having put on the clothes, but there is still a lot of noise.
Pinpoint sadness on the second, fourth or fifth statement. It's strange that he would be both happy and sad while putting on a costume for artistic purposes. He now admits to liking girly clothes, but there is still a lot of noise. His emotions are getting out of control, and you have to find the source of his anger. He says something is "in his way" of being pretty like Juniper.
Probe the Brace on the fifth or sixth statement. In reality he wants to take that brace off, even though he says it's a sign of masculinity. Things are not adding up. He can't take his brace off, even when he is wearing girls' clothes? And why does he even like girls' clothes in first place? There is an explanation, it sounds totally insane, but it's the only possibility. Select You're a girl. Everyone reacts as you would expect. Even Apollo thinks you have completely lost your mind!
But then, Robin takes off his brace! Or actually, 'her' brace! After this transformation, all the discord is gone. She didn't even want to become a prosecutor in the first place, but rather an artist. She's still loud as ever though. The fact that Robin is a girl, actually changes things. There is a piece of evidence that should be reconsidered. Present the tape recorder. The voice saying "You're a goner!" is from a female. This means Robin must be labeled a suspect too! Blackquill says Juniper was still the only one with knowledge of the script, and that Robin was an accomplice to the crime by leading Myriam to the body.
There is, however, a way she could know the script's contents. The only way another person could know about the contents was if they heard it from Junie. Juniper did not want their friendship to become awkward by having Hugh confess to her, so she leaked the script's info to Robin. When you're asked to show evidence that Newman knew the contents of the script, present the mock trial script. Back in the mock trial, Robin said "Oh, the green sweat suit" when she saw Courte's photo. The mock trial script said that Courte was supposed to wear a red suit, which explains Robin's reaction. In response, Robin says that Courte has written a note about the details of the case so she could prepare the props required for the mock trial. That means anyone who photographed the note knew the script's contents!
Blackquill responds by calling Hugh O'Conner to the witness stand. Hugh doesn't want to talk about the time of the murder at first, but when Simon mentions discussing "you-know-what", Hugh suddenly changes his mind.
O'Conner's Testimony: Around the Time of the Murder
Juniper left the campus at 6:00 PM, and the final bell rings at 7:00 PM, at which point, the place is empty. The time of the voice recording on the tape recorder was 7:15 PM, because the voice was heard ten minutes after a special broadcast which plays at 7:00. The tape recorder is updated in the court record. This would mean Juniper was still in the main building after the killing.
Cross-Examination: Around the Time of the Murder
Press on the fourth statement. Ask How did you prep for the mock trial?. Hugh says he was doing nothing in particular, and didn't talk to anyone. You will get a new piece of testimony.
- I didn't talk to anyone until the final bell. I'd been meditating alone at the archery range.
On this new statement, present Courte's planner. Courte was supposed to meet with Hugh on that day, and even marked it as important. The only time they could've had a private conversation was after the last bell. Hugh seems just as suspicious as Robin now! The voice on the tape recorder still belongs to a female though. When asked who the voice on the tape recorder really belongs to, select The victim. This doesn't make a lot of sense though, "you're a goner!" is not something a victim would shout at the killer. But, when you repeat that sentence a couple of times, it sounds like something completely different! You propose that the victim wasn't shouting "you're a goner!", but rather that she was scolding O'Conner. Courte wasn't screaming "you're a goner!", but actually "Hugh O'Conner"!
But, Blackquill presents a final piece of evidence. It's a photo of Juniper and Courte in the art room, and the clock reads 7:05! Five minutes before the voice was recorded! The school camera photo is added to the court record. Now it really looks like there is nothing you can do. The judge is just about to reach his verdict, when he gets interrupted by Robin, she confesses to the murder! A few moments later, Juniper confesses too! Are they trying to protect each other? That would mean Hugh is the real killer, but he also takes the witness stand, and as expected, also confesses. After these events, the judge has no choice but to prolong the trial.