Puddleby Court Log: 52 Autumn, year 535 of The Ascendancy. 08:26

In the matter of Spring v Malkor, accused of “child abuse

Before the jurors: Noivad, Zorton, Savior, Naferu, Sor, Trauma, Nikolai Kyrilov, Babajaga, Noah.

The Honourable Judge Haengemie, presiding.
With Bellafae serving as Bailiff.
To all who read these precepts, the following transcript of this trial is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.
Clera, reporting.

[Bellafae] This court is now in session, The Honourable Judge Haengemie presiding.
[Haengemie] <standard pre-trial court briefing>
[Spring] Spring begins to cry
[Spring] Mawkow abuse me!
[Spring] Mawkow kiwwed me in da Awena when i was dust sitting there.
[Spring] so I cawed him Bad when I saw him in town
[Spring] He hit me wit a stick
[Spring] witness relkin
[Spring] hmm
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Spring] wew
[Spring] Witness: relkin
[Haengemie] Thank you, Spring
[Haengemie] Relkin, please approach the witness railing, to the Northeast of the jury box. You have 15 seconds.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Relkin. You have been called to testify in this matter, please state the pertinant facts to the jury.
[Haengemie] Relkin, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Relkin] I confirm that I saw malkor beat spring repaeatedly in town
[Relkin] he also killed spring many times in the arena
[Relkin] she is defenseless against him
[Relkin] yet he still beat on her,
[Relkin] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Relkin
[Haengemie] Malkor, you have 90 seconds to speak.
[Malkor] This little con artist got what she deserved!
[Malkor] Don't let her fool you with that poor-me bit, she's a demon of a child!
[Malkor] She attacked me in private in the arena, and I chided her with one or two blows...
[Malkor] she screamed bloody murder and had the entire arena gang attack me.
[Malkor] I got over it, but in town she was trying to elicit coins from passers by by claiming I had abused her...
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Malkor] She called me nasty names and when Trauma wouldn't give her a coin...
[Malkor] that little theif stole a hand ful!
[Malkor] Gah
[Malkor] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Malkor
[Haengemie] Spring, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Spring] it was foggy in da awena...I cudn't see and I hit him on accident. I didn want coins, I went ot town wooking fo Wenaa.
[Spring] I saw Mawkow and said he was bad!
[Spring] din..Twauma spit at me and told me a was a bad child
[Spring] he shouldn;t be in juwy
[Spring] Malkor hit me again and againa and said..Malkor says, "Get out of town, ya filthy brat."
[Spring] I dust a chiwd and I dun deseve to be tweated wike that.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Spring] and i sowwy if you juwy tink I waste time, I dust dun want child abuse occuwing, expecially to the young.
[Spring] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Spring
[Haengemie] Malkor, you have 120 seconds to speak.
[Malkor] For the record, what I said was... "Shape up or get out of town, kid."
[Malkor] And I did not "beat her again and again."
[Malkor] I put her over my knee and disciplined her like someone ought to have long ago...
[Malkor] She's out of control, and spreads lies!
[Malkor] It's disturbing that one so young could have such dark thoughts..
[Malkor] I don't think jail time is the answer for her... but don't let her have her way.
[Malkor] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Malkor
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

   Votes innocent: 2
   Votes guilty: 2
   Votes frivolous: 5
   Abstaining: 0

[Haengemie] Spring this court has found your case frivolous.
[Haengemie] <standard jury sentence briefing>
[Haengemie] And, because I find the friviolity of this case to be contemptuous,...
[Haengemie] I'm going to double the maximum penalty (240 min/2000 c)
[Haengemie] I suggest that the jury recommend a stiff sentence.
[Haengemie] Jurors, you should take Spring's record into account when deciding what sentence to recommend.
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's sentencing recommendation.

   Total recommended jail time: 341 min
   Total recommended fine: 3020c
   Total jurors: 9
   Avg recommended jail/fine: 37 min/335c

[Haengemie] Spring, you are hereby sentenced to spend 37 minutes in the Puddleby jail,
[Haengemie] and fined 335 coins.
[Haengemie] As you cannot afford to pay your fine, the clerk calculates the balance (323c) as additional jail-time of 42 minutes.
[Haengemie] Also, Clera will help you arrange a payment plan.
[Haengemie] Judge Haengemie bangs his gavel
[Haengemie] This court is adjourned.

Court adjourned at 9:37 on 52 Autumn, 535