Three Blind Mice Case

Even the mice deserve justice!

The Rhyme

Three blind mice, three blind mice,
See how they run, see how they run,
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a thing in your life,
As three blind mice?

The Case

When I was told I was put on a case for 3 blind mice, I couldn't believe it. I mean come on 3 blind mice? Like the nursery rhyme? At first I thought it was just a code name. But when I was actually sent out to arrest a farmers wife, well, I knew this was the real deal.

"Mrs. Farmer's wife you are under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law..." Wow they we're really serious about this. As I listened to the cops read the Miranda rights I wondered why anyone would try a case against mice? But I was the prosecution on this case, and even if it seemed ridiculous, I had to win. Honestly I doubted that the case would even get to court.

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Felony charges. They wanted to press felony charges! For some mice tails. Apparently these mice were special breed, and the farmers wife tainted the supply. Who knew? I seriously doubted that the case was the severe though, so it would probably be dropped down to a misdemeanor charge. Speaking of the farmers wife, she was allowed to post bail, and did so. I figured she must not be so dangerous considering she was allowed out almost immediately.

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I was right. The case was dropped down to a misdemeanor. My client was not happy. Or should I say clients. Yes that's right there were 4. The 3 mice and their owner. This was seriously crazy! I was starting to feel insulted about my skills as a lawyer. But this guy was paying me a hefty sum. Much more than any public defender would make. I was still expecting someone to tell me I had been pranked. But no such luck. These people were dead serious. An indictment had been made, the grand jury had been invited, and a subpoena has been issued. We were really going to do this.

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It was the day of the arraignment. Mrs. Farmer's Wife was brought before the court, and accused of chopping off 3 blind mice tails. I thought it was pretty obvious she had done it, and there wasn't any evidence to suggest she didn't. But apparently we still had to have a case. I had attempted a plea bargain with the defendant, but they refused the deal. That was okay because once I realized this wasn't a joke, I had this case in the bag.

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Today was witness day. We had called up the Farmer, but he was accused of perjury. All evidence accused by him was now under review by the petit jury. I was confident about this case. The defense didn't have much evidence, and I had pictures audio and testimonies. I pretty much already won. The judge thought so too. It seemed that he was constantly cutting off the public defenders terrible objections and statements, and handing the court over to me.

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Today we get the verdict for the 3 Blind Mice Case. I waited in anticipation even though I was pretty sure what would happen. Finally they came back with the results. Mrs. Farmer's Wife had been convicted as expected. She demanded an appeal, but I highly doubted it would be recognized. For now I celebrated my victory.

Vocab to Use

- Arrest
- Bail
- Felony or Misdemeanor
- Grand Jury
- Indictment
- Public Defender
- Arraignment
- Plea Bargaining
- Petit Jury
- Witness
- Subpoena
- Defendant
- Prosecution
- Perjury
- Judge
- Verdict
- Acquitted or convicted
- Appeal