Jury and Good Morning Ladies Essay

683 WordsOct 13, 20143 Pages
The trial process for a criminal case is as follows: The Jury selections: Jurors are selected from the jury pool of available jurors. Opening Statement: The prosecution and the defenses in detail present their case and their expectations of what each side wants to achieve. Presentation of Evidence and Witnesses Testimony: The prosecution begins the trial by presenting their case first. The defense then has their chance to ask questions and cross exam the witness. Closing Arguments: The attorneys for both sides summarize the evidence that was given throughout the trail and try to convince the jury to find in the favor of the client they are representing. The prosecution has the burden of proof so they are the first to open and…show more content…
Wallace was shot four times. The evidence will prove that he was killed by a gun inflicted wounds to his right hip that ripped through several organs, including his liver, heart and lung. The other bullets struck Mr. Wallace in his left forearm, his back and his left thigh. And so, Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, without spending further time, we shall ask you to say whether we have satisfied you beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did kill Mr. Wallace on March 9th. Closing Statements: Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury. For the past several weeks you have heard testimony from the defense stating that their client is innocent of murdering Mr. Wallace, a 24 year old man that was shot and killed in the early morning of March 9, 1997, as he was leaving a music industry party. He was riding in the front passenger seat of a Chevrolet Suburban when another vehicle pulled up beside his and someone opened fire. According to autopsy reports he was shot four times. The medical expert stated the bullet that killed Mr. Wallace was the bullet that entered his right hip and ripped through several organs, including his liver, heart and lung. The other bullets struck Wallace in his left forearm, his back and his left thigh. At the time of his death, he had no drugs or alcohol in his system. I have proven that the defendant murdered Mr. Wallace for no apparent reason. It is up to you to decide hold the defendant
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