To Kill a Mocking Bird Newspaper Project

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Today in Maycomb County, there was a trail against a local African American man named “Tom Robinson.” He was accused for raping and beating up a white girl named “Mayella.” His lawyer is “Atticus Finch” is facing off against “Mr. Gilmer” the district attorney. Judge Taylor, appears to be sleeping through out the trial, yet pays attention and tends to chew his cigar. The supposed crime occurred in Mayella’s home, when Tom Robinson went to fix something and then he raped her. Atticus calls up his first witness, “Bob Ewell.” He asked questions like “Would you ever beat your daughter?” and “Where you on the night of the crime?” Bob Ewell answered that he never has beaten his daughter and was somewhere else at the time of the crime. After…show more content…
He asked him questions like “Did you do this to Mayella?” and “Why did you help her out at all?” Tom responded that he did not commit the crime he was being accused of and that he felt sorry for her, and that’s why he decided to help her out. Then Atticus asked if Tom could catch a cup with his left hand, and he said that he couldn’t because he was disabled in that arm, and then he noticed that the punch marks on Mayella’s face, were on the left and it wasn’t likely that Tom could of punched her. Meanwhile during the trial, Scout, Jem, and Dill were up in the second story of the building sitting with reverend Sykes. Then Mr. Gilmer, the other lawyer called his witness Mayella. He asked her what happened on the day of the crime. She told the court that she simply asked Tom Robinson to come help her fix a desk and that after he did so, he forced himself upon her against her will. Atticus spoke up and said that her story had differed than how she told it before and said “Well which story is it Mayella?” She got very angered at that comment, and then screamed at the court that she didn’t lie and that everyone is a bunch of bad people if they don’t accuse him to be guilty. There were a couple moments of silence, and then the trial continued on. After that, the jury went to go decide on the conviction. Atticus noticed his children in the back of the building, and told them to go home immediately. He also said after they ate dinner, they could come back

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