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The investigation and trial: http://www.forums.court-records.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=11790September 17--10:17 PM
Osterling Opera House, Stage
“I know that voice!” The subtitles over the stage read, translating Andrei’s Russian. “Is this fugitive a friend or foe?” Andrei saw that the man was none other than Mazeppa. His face contorted into an effigy of hatred. “What! You, you, Mazeppa!... Destroyer of sacred innocence, do you now recognize the dwelling and the home, the happy home that used to be, where now there is total gloom and desolation? Do you recognize the safe and sheltered abode where the angel of peace used to live, and the garden, where you would go at dead of night to meet her?”
“I recognized it!” Mazeppa responded. “Why do you reproach me so violently and angrily? What, Andrei, do you want from me?”
“What do I want? I want your death! In bloody battle, burning with a desire for vengeance, I sought you everywhere, Mazeppa, you must die, your hour has come!”
“Andrei, respect my grey hair!”
“Oh, you traitor, you preying vulture!”
“Show respect for my misfortune!”
“You despicable, loathsome old man!”
“But if you raise your hand against me, know that I am not unarmed!”
“You destroyer of sacred innocence!”
The young soldier and the old officer then sang together.
“—Seducer of a pure darling!
—Andrei, respect my grey hair,
—Curse the day, curse the hour,
—show respect for my misfortune,
—when you took her from us!
—respect my grey hair.
—You shall answer for your crime,
—But if you raise your hand against me,
—I will strike you down without compunction,
—know that I am not unarmed,
—die then, die, and at the cruel moment of death
—I am not unarmed!
—my curse shall be upon you, evil old man!”
Andrei drew his sword and ran at the man who had robbed him of the love of his life. Mazeppa drew his own sword and countered every blow. The clanging of cold steel rang throughout the audience as they watched. With his free hand, Mazeppa took out a handgun and fired.BANG!
Andrei collapsed to the ground, clutching his wound, blood seeping out from between his fingers.
“You sad man!” Mazeppa said regretfully. “God knows, I did not wish for your destruction!”
“You shot me for real!” Andrei yelled in English, loud enough for the audience and orchestra to hear.
The orchestra stopped as the audience gasped and started jeering uproariously at Mazeppa. Mazeppa sunk to his knees in shock and despair. It was no longer a performance. A man had shot his fellow performer in front of hundreds of people.Victim Data
Name: Jason Liszt
Died: September 18, 10:47 AM
COD: Peritonitis from a gunshot wound in the abdomen
Murder weapon: pistol
Details: Tenor in the Jensen Opera Company. Sang the role of Andrei in the Company’s performance of Mazeppa
. Was shot on-stage during Act III of the September 17 performance. Died in the hospital from infected peritonitis the following day.Suspect Data
Name: Richard Glinkirev
Accused of: murder
Reason for suspicion: Was witnessed shooting the victim onstage during the performance.
Details: Bass-baritone in the Jensen Opera Company. Sang the role of Ivan Mazeppa in the Company’s performance of Mazeppa
Name: Michelle Glinkirev
Details: Music Student at Ivy University. Daughter of the defendant. Was dating Liszt until a month ago. Hates Liszt because he was dating another woman behind her back. First-chair oboe in the Jensen Orchestra and first-chair bassoon in the Ivy University Orchestra. Heard the gunshot, but did not see it.
Name: Rufus Woodman
Details: Tenor in the Jensen Opera Company. Sang the role of Iskra in the company’s performance of Mazeppa
Name: Emily Holgar
Details: Soprano in the Jensen Opera Company famed for her acting skills, strong voice, and physical beauty. Sang the role of Maria in the company’s performance of Mazeppa
. Witnessed Liszt getting shot by Glinkirev and helped Rimusorgsky restrain Glinkirev.
Name: Dana Papadopoulou
Details: Music student at Ivy University. Transferred from Greece. Third-chair string bass in the Ivy University Orchestra. Was dating Liszt from two months ago to his death.
Name: Virginia Wagner
Details: Director of the Jensen Opera Company. Was behind the scenes during the entire performance. Has a reputation for working her people to the bone.
Name: Luka Rimusorgsky (mentioned, but unable to testify)
Details: Bass in the Kirov Opera. Sang the role of Orlik in the Jensen Opera's performance of Mazeppa
. Helped Holgar restrain Glinkirev after realizing the gunshot was real. Currently in St. Petersburg.
There's also one secret witness.Roles
Prosecutor: Zed Arken (Akiak)
Prosecution Aide: Zack Terrance (ArcanaFang)
Defense Attorney: Derek Waters (Matt620)
Defense Aide: (Bletz)
Detective: Marice Risk (GaleForce)
Judge: Crystal Robinson (Phantom Mark)
Richard Glinkirev (General Luigi)
Michelle Glinkirev (Taken by General Luigi until someone else applies)
Rufus Woodman (Taken by General Luigi until someone else applies)
Emily Holgar (BHX)
Dana Papadopoulou (Taken by General Luigi until someone else applies)
Virginia Wagner (Taken by General Luigi until someone else applies)
Secret Witness (Molotov)Witnesses and the Defendant
The aide roles will be closed until all other roles are taken. If people still want to join after the other roles are taken, the two aide roles will be opened up. The roles may be reserved, but reservations may be overruled if someone more regularly available for the role asks for it. Once the case starts, the positions will only be reopened if the current user with the role opts out or is dismissed.
Also, should you be the secret witness, you must not, under any circumstances, reveal information about your character to anyone until the right time comes, and even then, please keep all information on your character confined to the associated thread(s).
Though I am playing the role of the defendant, I will still be overseeing much of the case to make sure it unfolds properly. As the defendant, I will be stuck in the Detention Center unless escorted by the detective.Keeping the Case ActivePLEASE DO NOT TAKE A ROLE IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO BE HERE AT LEAST DAILY.
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In the event that someone's role is revoked or they opt out of the case, the case will still proceed until that character's presence is required.The Prosecution
The prosecutor may have an active role in the investigation and has the authority to question witnesses and gather evidence. It is the prosecutor's job to prove in court, through evidence and testimony, that the defendant had the motive and opportunity to kill the victim. If he/she does not believe the defendant is guilty of the crime he is accused of, the prosecutor may drop the current charges and pursue different charges against the defendant, if necessary. As the double jeopardy law ensures the defendant will not be tried again if he is found innocent or the charges dropped, it is critical that the prosecutor be absolutely certain of the defendant's innocence of the crime he is accused of before dropping the charges.The Defense
The defense attorney, like the prosecutor, is allowed to participate in the investigation by questioning witnesses and gathering evidence. The defense must prove in court, through evidence and testimony, that the defendant is innocent of the crime he is accused of. If the defense attorney believes the defendant is guilty, he/she may drop the case and the defendant may request a different defense attorney or choose to represent himself. The defense may also make a plea other than not guilty, such as justified self-defense or a lesser crime than the current one.
Unlike the prosecutor, the defense attorney may be dismissed at any time by the defendant if he believes his defense is not doing a good enough job or disagrees with the defense's decisions.The Detective
The detective's role is to hold on to a number of pieces of evidence and give accurate data on them to the prosecution and defense. The detective must also escort the prosecution and defense around the crime scene in order to prevent tampering. If one side uncovers new evidence at the crime scene, it is the detective's job to make a record of it and report it to the other side before court convenes the following day.
The detective also has the authority to place other areas of the case (excluding the Prosecutor's Office and the Defense Attorney's Office) under investigation, in which case the same procedures as the crime scene must be observed. In addition, the detective may bring witnesses in for questioning if they deem it necessary, though the defense and prosecution must both have access to that witness before court convenes the following day.The Judge
It is the judge's job to oversee the trial phase of the case. The judge has the authority to penalize any and all parties that are subject if he/she believes they have done something warranting a penalty. The judge may also determine the size of the penalty with relation to the severity of the offense. The judge may be replaced if both the prosecution and defense believe he/she is biased or is handing down improper penalties (e. g. penalties for personal reasons, penalties that are too harsh for the associated offense, penalties that are not harsh enough for the associated offense).
The judge determines when to call a recess and when court proceedings are suspended for the day. If the prosecution or defense believe that proceedings should continue, they may object, but the objection will be overruled and penalized if there is not a good reason for continuing.
Likewise, the judge will hand down a verdict at the end of the trial or when he/she believes further investigation of the case is a waste of time. The prosecution and defense have the authority to object, but only if they can prove the verdict is premature. If both sides object to the verdict, then the judge must back down unless there is absolutely nothing relevant left to investigate.Penalties
Three different parties may be penalized: the prosecution, the defense, and the detective. For offenses performed in court, the judge hands down the penalties and determines the severity. For offenses conducted during the investigation, it falls upon the Bar Association (in the case of the lawyers) or the Department (in the case of the detective) to hand down penalties and determine the severity. Penalties are measured in a life bar format. Once the life bar runs out, that person will be replaced.
Penalty-worthy offenses for the prosecution and defense in court:
Making unsubstantiated arguments
Contempt of court
Unjust badgering of witnesses
False accusations of crimes relevant to the case
Attempting to pass guilt for offenses to other parties
Penalty-worthy offenses for the prosecution and defense during the investigation:
Manipulating the crime scene
Making deals with witnesses
Failure to report new evidence to the detective
Failure to report new witnesses to the detective
Penalty-worthy offenses for the detective in court:
Contempt of court
Attempting to pass guilt for offenses to other parties
Penalty-worthy offenses for the detective during the investigation:
Failure to report evidence to both sides
Failure to report witnesses to both sides
Barring access to the crime scene or witnesses without sufficient reason
Allowing either side to investigate unsupervised
Intentionally misleading either side in their investigation
Failure to follow new leadsEvidence
Evidence will be organized as necessary as the case unfolds and roles are taken.
At the moment no evidence is listed.Current Map
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