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Running head: PROC 5840 Negotiations / 12 Angry Men Analysis 1 12 Angry Men Analysis Eldred George Webster University
PROC 5840 Negotiations / 12 Angry Men Analysis 2 Major Case Issues (List) The major case issues that are instrumental in deciding the jury conclusion were as follows: 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 crime. 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 man’s favor. 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
PROC 5840 Negotiations / 12 Angry Men Analysis 3 you”. It really is not the greatest evidence against the young man as it may have been taken out of context after all he didn’t hear the whole altercation. Then, next, the woman claimed to have witnessed this murder through the window of the moving L Train. This would require at the minimum an alert individual, able to focus quickly and not someone that requires aid to see. A number of jurors were keen to the indentations above her nose where her glasses rests, and if she needs them to see, it is very unlikely that at the time of the murder she was in bed with them on and able to draw focus to a specific window on the moving L train. Lastly, they analyzed the stab wound and concluded that the wound was indicative of an individual not very familiar with the weapon of choice, which was the switchblade.

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