Puddleby Court Log: 50 Autumn, year 538 of The Ascendancy. 09:37

In the matter of Mac-arena v Babajaga, accused of “insanity”

Before the jurors: Rcooka-e, CmdrGuard, Tessa

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.

[Haengemie] <standard pre-trial court briefing>
[Mac-arena] I would like to state now...
[Mac-arena] that I file this suit on behalf of Tessa
[Mac-arena] (there was a struggle for Constance's attention - but that's irrelevant)
[Mac-arena] Babajaga is insane
[Mac-arena] medication has been attempted, but she persists
[Mac-arena] Tessa and I believe it is at least partly due to her illness
[Mac-arena] a skin condition, for one
[Mac-arena] Babajaga... what is your skin colour?
[Mac-arena] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Mac-arena
[Haengemie] Babajaga, you have 90 seconds to speak, unless the jury deems your testimony irrelevant.
[Babajaga] Well..
[Babajaga] I am sorry for taking up your time lie this.
[Babajaga] Mac-Arena thinks I am insane..
[Babajaga] I will not argue against him. Exiles have to believe what they may
[Babajaga] This is a court room however
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Babajaga] And, even if I was insane - inasanity is not a crime
[Babajaga] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Babajaga
[Haengemie] Mac-arena, you have 120 seconds to speak, unless the jury deems your testimony irrelevant.
[Mac-arena] insanity, it is true, is not a crime.
[Mac-arena] but insanity can lead to crime.
[Mac-arena] insanity clouds judgement, resulting in false actions.
[Mac-arena] we are seeking to imprison her, for lack of an asylum, to protect the Public At Large
[Mac-arena] and as evidence of her insanity, look at her skin colour: it is raven grey.
[Mac-arena] 8/16/00 12:19:15a Babajaga says, "No it«s not. It«s lilywhite"
[Mac-arena] ...she has so maintained since I woke up this morning.
[Mac-arena] ...yet it is plainly evident she is raven grey...
[Mac-arena] ...thus proving her insanity.
[Mac-arena] ...for our own common good, please find guilty, and imprison her.
[Haengemie] 10 seconds remaining, Please finish up, or say "done"...
[Mac-arena] ...for her protection, and ours.
[Mac-arena] done.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Mac-arena
[Haengemie] Babajaga, you have 120 seconds to speak, unless the jury deems your testimony irrelevant.
[Babajaga] I have done nothing wrong.
[Babajaga] Will you send me to jail before a crime is committed?
[Babajaga] witness: amelia
[Haengemie] Thank you, Babajaga
[Haengemie] Amelia, please approach the witness railing, to the Northeast of the jury box. You have 15 seconds.
[Haengemie] Thank you, Amelia. You have been called to testify in this matter, please state the pertinent facts to the jury.
[Haengemie] Amelia, you have 120 seconds to speak, unless the jury deems your testimony irrelevant.
[Amelia] h'loi, I have spoken with Babajaga personally...
[Amelia] Babajaga is not insane, in my honest opinion
[Amelia] As most know, she has lost her husband, and apparently, has blocked him from her mind
[Amelia] She will not commit any crime in the slightest
[Amelia] Let her work out her problems on her own time
[Amelia] Not in jail with.... Joe.
[Amelia] She has done no wrong, nor will she.
[Amelia] done
[Haengemie] Thank you, Amelia
[Haengemie] <standard jury verdict briefing>
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's verdict.

  Votes innocent: 1
  Votes guilty: 0
  Votes frivolous: 2
  Abstaining: 0

[Haengemie] Mac-arena 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 Mac-arena's record into account when deciding what sentence to recommend.
[Bellafae] Bellafae hands Haengemie the jury's sentencing recommendation.

  Total recommended jail time: 120 min
  Total recommended fine: 1000c
  Total jurors: 3
  Avg recommended jail/fine: 40 min/333c

[Haengemie] Mac-arena, you are hereby sentenced to spend 40 minutes in the Puddleby jail,
[Haengemie] and fined 333 coins.
[Haengemie] As you cannot afford to pay your fine, the clerk calculates the balance (245c) as additional jail-time of 32 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 10:31 on 50 Autumn, 538