Last class, we started some activities related to the story we read, called “An Eye For An Eye”. I worked with Tomas Braun and Francisco Montoya. These are our activities.
AN EYE FOR AN EYE:
6- Forensic Medicine
1) H) A defendant’s answer to the declaration made by the
plaintiff in a civil action.
2) J- The unlawful killing of one human being by another
without express or implied intent to do injury.
3) B) A lawyer or group of lawyers giving legal advice and
especially conducting a case in court.
4) I) The party that institutes a suit in a court.
5) F) It refers principally to a British trial lawyer.
6) G) An attorney who is not a member of the bar and who
may be heard only in the lower courts.
7) D) A suite of rooms, especially one used by lawyers to
consult privately with attorneys or hear cases not
taken into court.
8) C)An emotion, desire, physiological need, or similar
impulse that acts as an incitement to action
9)E) The documentary or oral statements and the material
objects admissible as testimony in a court of law.
10)A) The result or effect of evidence;
the establishment or denial of a fact by evidence.
- Matthew: Hello Mrs. Banks, my name is Matthew Roberts, I´m going to be your defence counsel. But first, I want you to be ready and prepared for the prosecution’s accusations.
- Banks: Hello Sir Matthew, I´m fine and happy to see you. Okay, so let’s begin.
- M: I understand you were registered at the hospital at the same time the crime was committed, but the police feel and suppose that the murder could have taken place 24 or even 48 hours you were registered to the hospital.
- B: What they say as wrong, as I had been in the hospital for nearly two weeks. Also, you must know that it’s very difficult to murder someone when you had been blinded by your husband with a frying pan, as you can see on the side of my face.
- M: And, how can we be sure that it´s true, and that this scar isn’t it a lie? Isn’t it strange that your husband did not visit you while you were in the hospital?
- B: It does not surprise me, as I had threatened to leave Bruce on several occasions and he did not seem to care so much about my returning to the farm.
- M: I see. But, can you explain why was one of your hairs found on the handle of the axe that was used to disember Bruce´s body?
- B: Yes, I can. I was chopping up some wood before I made him breakfast.
- M: And why were there no fingerprints Mrs. Banks?
- B: I think you would truly understand how cold it can be in the middle of a farm, in mid-October.
- M: Your blood was all over your husband’s collar and the forensic scientist confirmed it matched your own. That´s a huge coincidence, isn’t it Mrs. Banks?
- B: My blood is all over the house, but it means nothing. Look carefully, it´s all over the house, not only in my husband’s collar.
- M: And could you tell me why the police found your fingerprints on a spade, what did you use it for?
- B: I used it everyday last week
- M: But there is something that no one does everyday, and that is to buy such large amounts of strychnine, so, may I ask why did you need such a large amount, and why did you drive over 27 miles to look for it?
- B: I travel there every thursday, as there isn’t a nearer agricultural supplier in the zone. Moreover, we’ve been losing chickens, and my husband thought the problem were the rats, so he told me to buy that large amount to finish them “once and for all”.
- M: But he was the one who finished himself once and for, right?
- B:You know, he also feared Rupert’s safety
- M: Wasn’t he at school at the time?
- B: He came back for the half-term that weekend
- M: Last question madam, have you ever used a supplier before?
- B: Yes, I go to buy it once a month, ask the manager of the shop to believe what I’m saying if you want to
- M: Okay, I see… (Makes a signal to Witherington, to starts to take something from his pocket)