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12 Angry Men Midterm Case Study NaTasha N. Bailey PROC 5840 – Negotiations Webster University September 2015
NaTasha N. Bailey Major Case Issues An 18 year-old man has been accused of killing his father constructed exclusively on evidence that is circumstantial. Listed below are reasons why members of the jury believe he is guilty. The defendant was raised in the lower class part of town and Juror #3 believes that everyone born in the slums are prone to be criminals. The defendant was one of "them" (them" being that of minority and low social status), which as per Juror #10, who exudes a prejudice and racist demeanor, is all that could possibly be needed proof to convict and electrocute him. The defendant suffered abuse at the hands of his father, the murder victim, his whole life, which as per a few individuals from the jury is an impeccable intention in homicide. The defendant has had run-ins with the law most of his life. His record incorporates tossing a stone at an educator at age 10, taking a car at age 15, and three other arrests, once for mugging and twice for knife battles. The fights with knives are particularly demonstrative of his rough conduct and aptitude with knives, both of which supports the blameworthy verdict. The defendant had been overheard telling his father that he was going to kill him amid a disagreement that turned physical earlier the night of the homicide. The defendant acquired an identical knife to the homicide weapon hours before his father was murdered. As indicated by the owner of the shop that sold the knife, it was unique and it was almost impossible that a comparative knife would have 2
NaTasha N. Bailey been purchased or sold in the region. Adventitiously, the young man lost his blade some time that prior night he returned home at 3:00 AM. The defendant's alibi was that he had gone to the movies at the time the murder happened; yet he was unable to give the titles of the movies he claimed to have seen as detectives questioned him upon his return. Furthermore, none of the theater employees saw the accused at the theater that night. The neighbor living in the unit just beneath the murder victim, an elderly man was certain to have heard the homicide, as well as have seen the denounced run from the apartment seconds after the murder occurred. A woman living in an apartment across near the apartments where the homicide occurred said to have seen the denounced murder his father. The woman had been in bed at the time of the murder. She moved over and glanced out of her window just in time see the homicide happen through the windows of a passing "L" train. Someone noticed a mark on her nose that may have indicated that she wore glasses and she may not have had them on in bed, which could mean she didn’t see what she thought she saw.

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