PROC 5840 Negotiations / 12 Angry Men Analysis
Major Case Issues (List)
The major case issues that are instrumental in deciding the jury conclusion were as
The switchblade evidence was the condemning factor for many of the people in the jury.
Although, juror number 8 presented his personal bade which seemed identical, therefore
there was no longer a question regarding the unique appearance of the blade used in the
Following the blade, there was the old man’s testimonial, during which he stated that he
clearly heard the murder as it was actually taking place, insinuating that he was there
and as good as an eye witness. To which juror number 8 replied the facts in the case in
which the L train would have passed the window in approximately ten seconds;
questioning the accuracy of the old man actually hearing the body hit the floor.
Furthermore, he questioned how the old man was able to make the 15 second dash from
his bed to the entryway with his current impairment due to him previously having a
stroke and developing a limp.
Next, there is question as to the logic of the young man returning to the scene of the
crime; questionably, why return to the house he killed his father in especially in response
to the screams of the woman.
It makes for a puzzled mind!
Then the young man returned home to find his father murdered, some might question
that the reason he could not recall the name of the film he was watching at the movies
during the time of the murder was due to shock.
There is no standard reaction and shock
effect everyone in different ways, but that is only a point that can be argued in the young
To continue with the old man’s testimony, he claimed that he heard the boy threaten to
kill his father in a previous verbal altercation they had by yelling, “I’m going to kill