THE MOCK TRIAL DAY
TRIAL STEP 6 THE VERDICT
Judge Laurel Moore: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you have heard all the evidence and now it is time for you to decide whether or not Lady Buckingham is at fault for punching Lord Buckingham and sending him to the hospital during their 2nd Valentine's dinner and for lying to him about her activism.
Before you decide, you must ask yourself two questions:
Do you believe that everyone has told the truth? (credibility of witnesses)
Are you more than half sure that your decision is right? (preponderance of evidence)
(JURY DELIBERATES= teacher)
Judge: Ladies and gentlemen, have you reached a decision?
Jury Foreperson: Yes, your honour (verdict is announced by Mrs GELY and reasons may be given.)