Unit 7 Lesson 1
On June twenty-first, officers were dispatched to the residence of the three blind mice with an arrest warrant. The mice were brought to the station and processed for the charge of stalking, which was filed by the farmer’s wife. Bail was denied due to the charges being considered a felony because the farmer’s wife felt her life had been threatened by their actions. The case was presented to the Grand Jury for review. They decided to issue an indictment that brought formal charges against the mice. Due to their financial situation, a public defender was assigned to their case. Once they had met with their attorney, the blind mice attended their arraignment to have the formal charges read to them. The prosecution offered a plea bargain, reducing the charge to a misdemeanor of harassment. The three mice refused to agree to this. The case then proceeded to the Petit Jury for the trial to begin. The defendants testified that they were assaulted by the farmer’s wife in an unprovoked attack. The witness who had previously received a subpoena was called to testify. The witness described that he had observed multiple traps being placed around the home by the farmer’s wife. He confirmed overhearing the farmer and his wife discussing eliminating the mice from their home. The Judge called the farmer’s wife before the stand and asked her if she willfully provoked the mice to enter her home while plotting to kill them. At first, she denied that she had done so. However, once the judge informed her that she was in danger of committing perjury if she was not telling the truth, she admitted to plotting to eliminate the mice. The Judge immediately issued a verdict of not guilty for the three mice, which acquitted them of all charges against them. He then ordered the farmer’s wife to be arrested for the charge of three counts of attempted murder. He advised her that an appeal would be quickly dismissed.