Essay on Opening Statement for State V. John Hudson and Dale Buckner

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Case #1
State v. John Hudson and Dale Buckner
(Charged with murder and attempted robbery)
Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentleman…Todays trial will be on Felony Murder and Attempted Robbery. John Hudson and Dale Buckner are murderers. And the evidence of this case will show, that they have undoubtedly committed the crimes brought upon them and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
In accordance to the Penal Law, Murder in the first degree is defined “With intent to cause the death of another person, he causes the death of such person… the victim was killed while the defendant was in the course of committing / attempting to commit in furtherance of robbery [or other such felonies.]{§125.27(1)(a)(vii)}” This is also known as
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He failed to mention this until two months later. His failure to be expeditious about his alibi just proves his minute acquaintance to the defendant’s. Although Mr. Barr might not have a previous criminal record, he is blinded to the lack of moral aptitude held by the defendants here today.
In addition to Mr. Barr’s testimony, a Pathologist will testify and will help us better understand the cause of death, of Mrs. Lazar. As well as a ballistic expert, will attest to the knowledge of the weapon used in this murder case and will help us verify that the .38 caliber pistol was in fact the murder weapon of this case.

In the course of this trial I will demonstrate that these two defendants did in fact commit the crime of murder and attempted robbery. The lack of morality expressed by the defendant’s actions will assist us in concluding with a verdict of guilty for these two men. I expect to prove that without a doubt these two men are in fact murderers. Those who perform such crimes with intent to kill someone, men of distaste, and men of disgust, men who lack a conscience, and can kill an innocent woman deliberately with no remorse.
Once again, these men are dangerous; we must prove today that the evidence brought upon us will show in its entirety that John Hudson and Dale Buckner committed the crimes before