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Prosecution Case Draft of part of opening argument: “The defendant is infatuated with his disliking of Milan deriving from his own personal flaws. Defendants will highlight Milan’s fragile personality as a way to deflect the fact that Archer’s insecurities was his motive to commit first degree murder. Opening Argument: It is said that punishment is justice for the unjust. Well Judges, we the prosecution believe the word “punishment” puts this matter lightly, when in fact there is nothing light about this case whatsoever. In the wake of Mr. Chris Archer’s actions, a family has been shattered…absolutely rattled with dismay. Their bright, young daughter, Ms. Milan Jackson now lay dead six feet under the Earth that just weeks ago, she walked on with such joy. She was sweet; an eager young woman ready to get involved at Columbus University, specifically by rushing for the Phi Gamma fraternity. Now this did not just to come out of thin air. You see, Milan was a dedicated young woman; so dedicated that she always strived to be the best at whatever she did, whether it was in school getting her grades up or being a leader amongst her peers. Milan had her eyes on being president of the Phi Gamma fraternity, a notion that Mr. Chris Archer himself scoffed at. But that surely did not stop her. She desired being a part of a safe, welcoming community and family like the Phi Gamma fraternity preaches, but instead she was targeted and outcasted for sticking up for herself, and staying true to her friends and her beliefs, just like a true model citizen should. Judges, we are here today because a young woman’s life has been lost. Gone too soon. In the coming meetings for this trial you will see how Milan’s life was cut so short because of the the childish, insecure, vengeful and downright reckless actions of Mr. Chris Archer. For the President of a so-called prestigious fraternity, Mr. Archer deliberately neglected to take control of the the chaos just minutes before Ms. Jackson fell to her death. Archer has said himself that Jackson was “stuck up” and “snotty”. He had it out for Ms. Jackson as soon as she denied Archer’s request for her to sleazily get together with his friend Bryan. Based off the testimonies of fellow Phi Gamma brother, Mr. Tyler Johnson, friend of Ms. Jackson, Pat Smith, and expert witness Dr. Alex Richards, you will all see why Mr. Chris Archer is responsible for Milan Jackson’s death. You will see how he was conscious of this and deliberately wanted her dead. The defense may say he has great remorse and sadness over the death of young Milan Jackson, but that feeling is common among murders. We, the prosecution are here to prove to you all, without unreasonable doubt, that this man here, Mr. Chris Archer, president of Columbus University’s Phi Gamma Fraternity, is guilty on the counts of both 1st degree murder and the anti-hazing / gang initiation
statute. This is a case that will decide the fate of this man here. Will you place the

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