I have lost this twice now. It will not happen a third time. I will save it before I post it.
Eventually, I'll come up with a way for readers to play the roles and we can act it out... but I'll need more time for that :)
I know I left out things that I cannot remember while writing it all out. If you have further questions, feel free to ask me. Leave a comment or email me, and I'll answer here.
Also, Jurors talk to each other. So if you want or need to, I'll gladly offer up my comment section for your bantering pleasure :) Or, obviously, you can talk to each other privately... or not at all ;)
This is for entertainment purposes only. All names have been changed to protect the identities of the parties involved. Any name, place, or event bearing any similarity is merely coincidental.
With that, I will swear you in. Please raise your right hand.
**Any juror who has been victim of, or knows someone close to them who has been victim of a crime will be immediately dismissed for Cause.
**Any juror who cannot be fair and impartial will automatically be dismissed for Cause.
Jurors are not to consider information or evidence not pertaining to the charges against the Defendant.
Jurors cannot consider the Defendant not testifying. It is his right not to. It is not an admission of guilt.
It is the State's burden to prove the Defendant is guilty.
Jurors talk to each other, though not unless all jurors are present and discussing the case. Now, I do not expect you all to want or need to talk to each other. Obviously you cannot all get together at the same time.
COUNT I Felony Murder
Defined: A murder that occurs while another felony is occuring.
COUNT II Murder
Defined: A person knowingly takes the life of another.
COUNT III Attempted Robbery
Defined: The attempt to take personal property, in this case US Currency, against the will of the rightful owner.
COUNT IV Illegal Possession of a Firearm
Defined: Having a firearm on the person or property without a license or permit to carry.