The silver watch


by Gone Awry almost 8 years ago

Daring to be noticed for the first time in her life, she pushed back her chair and stood up. "*ahem* Ladies and gentlemen, i do believe an error has been made." she said. everyone looked in her direction, and she could feel her cheeks burning. Her english was soft, lilting, with a formal accent no one could place. "Mr. Devon was there on the night of December 13th." she said, growing louder so she could be heard by the entire courtroom. Even the judge was afraid to breathe. "The evidence presented suggests a robbery, does it not?" Celine said, nodding at the accused. "Yes, Ms. Trent, it does." croaked the witness. "look at the accused's right wrist." she directed, motioning for the defendant to raise his arm. A silver watch glittered on his wrist. "The only thing not recovered in the search." she said triumphantly as the accused sat. three hours later, the judge slammed his gavel on the wood. "The defendant is found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole."

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Fablanta almost 7 years ago

I liked the concept but who's, after carefully staging a robbery, is going to be stupid enough to take the evidence that refutes his alibi out of hiding and wear it to his own trial. It had not been found in the search so it had to be well hidden so he couldn't have put it on by accident or through force of habit. Did he 'just have to wear it' because it was his lucky watch. Why not just let the watch be found. It would have been returned to him eventually along with the rest of the stolen property after the trial when he was found innocent.

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