The Criminal Action Procedure Is Justified Innocent Or Guilty

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In the criminal action procedure there are many actions that must be completed before one is proved innocent or guilty. After a crime is committed it must be investigated, suspects arrested, booked, a preliminary hearing, suspect released on bail/recognizance, indictment, an arraignment which defendant pleas guilty/not guilty, if guilty then on to the trial, and on if they are found guilty by a jury during trial. The crime committed in A Time to Kill was a double murder by Carl Lee Hailey of his young daughters’, Tonya, rapists. While Tonya was walking home alone from the store when two white racist men, Billy Ray Cobb and James Louis 'Pete ' Willard, pulled up next to her and threw her into their truck bed, kidnapped, and raped her. Cobb and Willard were arrested later that day and took into custody for booking and to wait for their preliminary hearing. The night before their preliminary Carl Lee snuck into the county courthouse to await the hearing the next day. With everyone waiting throughout the courthouse Carl Lee Hailey burst into the room and opened fire on the two men and accidently hit the guard escorting the two men. The crime committed was the murders of Billy Ray Cobb and James Louis Willard. The investigation was not shown in the movie. During a typical crime an investigation must be undergone. Forensic scientists will block off the crime scene and test for any type of physical evidence that is found around the area or on the victims. They test for
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