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(GALLERY) Lovett ACCENT classes hold mock trials

Students in Lovett Elementary School's ACCENT class held a mock trial as part of their Forensics unit.

 

Students performed each role found in a courtroom setting, from judge to jury. Virtual students were not left out, playing the roles of courtroom clerk and participating in the jury. 

 

Cases were presented by a prosecuting attorney with defendant and defense attorney present.

 

The prosecution called witnesses to testify, and a real jury of peers deliberated based on the evidence presented by both sides of the case.

 

After deliberations, the jurors presented their decision to the court.

 

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Judge Jacolby Freeman brings the court to order to begin the trial. 

 

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U.S. Attorney Jackson Hardy (left), Defense Attorney Parker Cole and defendant "John Smith" (played by Camron Simon) enter the court room. 

 

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Defense Attorney Parker Cole and the defendant (Camron Simon) ready themselves for trial. 

 

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Judge Jacolby Freeman addresses the court as the defense listens. 

 

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Baliff Ria Patel maintains order inside the courtroom. 

 

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U.S. Attorney Jackson Hardy addresses the jury. 

 

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Court reporter Jehoshabeth Vargheese records what is said during the trial. 

 

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Defense Attorney Parker Cole addresses the jury.

 

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U.S. Attorney Jackson Hardy presents evidence to the court. 

 

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Judge Jacolby Freeman keeps a watchful eye on events in his courtroom. 

 

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Sergeant Jay Collins (played by Myles Manuel) testifies during court. 

 

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U.S. Attorney Jackson Hardy shows a piece of evidence to the jury. 

 

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Defense Attorney Parker Cole cross examines the witness. 

 

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Mary Gelman (played by Morgan Rowland) is sworn in by courtroom clerk Mary Culipher Stephens.

 

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Mary Gelman (played by Morgan Rowland) testifies in court.

 

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Jury members listen in as witnesses testify. Members of the jury were Layla Mason, Aashrita Cheruku, Tonie Bell, Hyrum Boone, Tripp Wood, Ashton Montgomery, Paylin Gibson, Kendall Moore, Malachi Ham, Isaiah Schellang, Hannah Griffin, Chelby Toplin and Anna Raines.

 

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Judge Jacolby Freeman presides over the case of defendant John Smith. 

 

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Witness Brian Tidwink (played by Aden Hill) is sworn in to testify. 

 

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Court reporter Jehoshabeth Vargheese records what is said during the trial. 

 

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Ellen Brunson takes pictures of the court as fellow ACCENT teacher Felicia Hudson observes their class. 

 

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Agend Jessica Horton (played by Calynn Croxdale) testifies in court. 

 

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Defendant John Smith (Camron Smith) is all smiles after being found not guilty by a jury of his peers.