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Read the case and instructions one time through.2. Separate the instructions and jury instructionsD3. On a piece of paper draw three columns.4. In the first column, identify the cause of action or crime, and write theelements which make up the cause of action or crime on the lines beneath it.5. In the second column list all of the facts that establish the elements of thecause of action or crime.6. In the third column list all of the facts that negate the elements of the cause ofaction or crime.7. Determine which facts repeatedly support your position.Theory of the CaseThe defendant's hazing caused the death of the complainant. The defendant committed the offense of hazing by inducing, causing, or requiring the complainantto perform a duty or task that involved a violation of the New Columbia Penal Code, namely, criminal trespass, consumption of alcohol by a minor, or possession of alcohol by a minor. Defense TheoryFirst Theory: Milan Jackson fell off the rooftop due to high BAC levels shown in her system ruling out any culpability against Chris Evans. She was obsessed with becoming a Gamma therefore the adrenaline and alcohol affected her balance and fell.The argument against that: Mrs. Jackson was afraid of heights as mentioned by Dr. Alex Richards and she was known for her drinking habits. Her tolerance might off played a factor and probably was not intoxicated enough to jump off but was probably pushed. Do we want to play it off as she was too intoxicated? But we cannot prove she was pushed?
At .07 to .09 the BAC Concentration in one’s body dictates that the individual willhave a speech impairment and disturbance of balance. Mrs. Smith indicated Milan was talking without slurring her words and she seemed focused.Reasons to Object for defensePat SmithShe lied about getting paid by Jordan MitchellWe can argue that since she already was paid the outcome of the trial will not increase or decrease the amount that she was given. It is irrelevant She didn't say anything to the police when it was time to reportMitchell has stated that sororities often are not accused of their hazing activities. Goes back to Pat’s statement of the Gamma’s threatening her and not reporting to the police.

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