Three Blind Mice
Criminals in Court
How it Started
Three blind mice were running around when "they started beating Mr. Smith rapidly", witness Bob Vance states. They were put under arrest with no bail. Because of how badly Mr. Smith was hurt, all three mice were charged with a felony. The grand jury decided to bring the mice in to indict them.
How the Court Went Down
The mice were then given a public defender. Bob Vance received a subpoenaed to testify in court. The prosecution was represented by a tough district attorney. The mice were honest and did not commit any perjury. During the arrangement the defendant went with the plea bargain. They failed to get an acquittal from the petit jury. The juries verdict was guilty and the judge agreed. There was no appeal.