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Yesterday morning, sir.

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We thought it would save

the court's time

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And avoid a trip

To the scene of the crime.

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I suggest the peculiar mark

On that tree may be a bullet hole.

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We'll recess,

Go to the scene of the crime,

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And reconvene at 3 this afternoon.

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MASON:

Mr. Redfield, as ballistics expert,

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A qualification I most certainly admit,

you examined these two bullets?

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- Yes, sir.

- When?

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Before court reconvened

This afternoon,

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Just after we returned

From the scene of the crime.

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From where were these

two bullets taken?

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One from a post

And one from a tree.

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And what did you learn from

your examination of these bullets?

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The bullets you're holding in your hand

Came from the gun over there.

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- This gun?

- Yes, sir.

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Would you say the bullet

From the tree

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Was fired from the same gun

as the fatal bullet?

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How can he say that

when we can't identify the fatal bullet?

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Then how can he say the fatal bullet

was fired from this gun?

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Very well, Mr. Mason.

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The prosecution will concede that

This is the gun that fired the fatal bullet.

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Your Honour,

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The prosecution contends

That this is the murder weapon.

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A gun which has been

In police possession

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Since Lieutenant Tragg

Took it from me.

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I contend that the fatal bullet

Came from another gun.

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That's conjecture.

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JUDGE:

It certainly is, Mr. Mason.

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Do you intend

to prove your statement?

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Your Honour, the prosecution knows

There are two guns.

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Identical guns,

Both bought by the same man.

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What do you say about that,

Mr. Burger?

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Well, Your Honour...

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If the court please,

I appreciate Mr. Burger's reluctance

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To introduce a certain personal

Relationship that borders this trial.

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- I share that reluctance.

- Thank you, Mr. Mason.

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However, it is vital to the defence

That we prove the existence

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And ownership

Of two particular guns.

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Very well, sir.

As long as it's come up.

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The prosecution will prove

That the defendant, Evelyn Bagby,

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Was in possession of the fatal gun

On the night of April 12th.

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- Have you finished with this witness?

- I have.

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Call Mervyn Aldritch

To the stand, please.

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[CROWD MURMURING]

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And, Mr. Aldritch, what happened

when your fiancée looked for the gun?

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- It was gone.

- You're absolutely sure of that?

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- Absolutely.

- Thank you, Mr. Aldritch.

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You may cross-examine,

Mr. Mason.

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Mr. Aldritch, you've testified

For the prosecution

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That you bought two guns, these,

in Riverside?

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- Yes.

- These are the guns?

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Yes.

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Why two guns?

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I... I kept one for myself

And I gave one to...

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To my fiancée.

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But which one did you keep

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And which one did you give

to your fiancée?

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- I don't know. They're exactly alike.

- Are they?

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Your Honour, defence counsel

Is going over ground

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he's already established. Except

for the manufacturer's numbers,

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Those two guns are identical.

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Your Honour, one of the guns

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Has a small file mark

On the lower part of the barrel.

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The other has no such mark.

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That's correct, Mr. Mason.

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But what bearing does that have

on this case?

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This is the one with the file mark.

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The one Mr. Aldritch


Date: 2016-03-03; view: 217


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