Slaughter of Sycamore Grove
Deadly Performance Leaves Two Dead
Before the situation things became heated, Benvolio was heard fretting about the arrival of the Capulets, seemingly anxious to avoid any disturbance, yet Mercuctio was adamant to remain. The Capulets make the scene and henceforth the discord commenced. In an exclusive interview eye witness, Benevolio beside oneself with grief, told how Tybalt was to blame. The predicament became feverish after goading and taunting had risen the tension between the Montague and Capulet youths. Benvolio warned them not to fight in public yet implications that Romeo and the Montagues are weak infuriated Mercutio. Romeo was not spotted at the scene heretofore. Benvolio described how Romeo refused to fight however Tybalt was out for blood.
Alla stoccata carries it away...
Villain or Victim?
Beloved Lady Capulet stricken with grief accused Benvolio of being biased and lying. We had a brief chance to talk to her and hysterically she expressed, "I beg for justice, which thou, prince, must give; Romeo slew Tybalt, Romeo must not live."
We also heard defense from admired Lord Montague that Romeo simply took the law into his own hands, "His fault concludes but what the law should end, The life of Tybalt."
Faced with these important grounds the Prince was forced to make a decision.
We have contacted Montague and Capulet families for any additional comments however have received no response thus far.
A recent survey shows that the city of Verona is torn. Whereas 30% of Verona citizens claiming the execution of Tybalt was just and the banishment cruel, 20% believe that Romeo is a cold blooded killer never to be welcomed back again. 50% remain undecided.
And so on this fateful day Verona city is silent, mourning its recent young loses as the sun sets a tear unshed. Details on the memorials for both Mercutio and Tybalt will be released during the week. If you have any details on the whereabouts of outlaw Romeo Montague please report to the nearest police officer. Our deepest condolences.
Fern Parkhouse, Verona Symphony