Fetyukovitch is an exceptionally skilled trial lawyer

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Fetyukovitch is an exceptionally skilled trial lawyer. He has grasped all the various aspects of the  case, and as Grigory, Rakitin, Captain Snegiryov, the innkeeper from Mokroe, and others are called  to testify, he skillfully discredits the testimony of each of them, pointing out inconsistencies in their  statements and creating doubts about the integrity of their motives. Later, when three medical experts are called to testify about Dmitri's mental state, each doctor  suggests a different cause for Dmitri's behavior. Thus, with the medical evidence so contradictory,  there is no firm support for either the prosecution or the defense. There is a minor exception,  however; the local doctor, Herzenstube, tells several interesting stories about Dmitri's childhood and  creates some new sympathy among the listeners. Alyosha proves to be an asset for his brother because he is well known for his integrity. During his 
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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