Area high schools competing include Algonquin Regional, Acton-Boxborough, Bellingham, Dover-Sherborn, Framingham's Marian High, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Maynard, Medfield, Milford, Natick, St. John's of Shrewsbury, Gann Academy of Waltham, and Wayland.
In this year's criminal case, the prosecution alleges the defendant poisoned and killed his great-aunt by tampering with her medication. The defense claims the great-aunt either died of a natural heart attack or was murdered by either her live-in caretaker or another relative upset about her reduction of their inheritance.
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For more about the Mock Trial program http://mocktrial.massbar.org/