Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Massachusetts Bar Association's 28th annual Mock Trial Program

In Franklin and elsewhere around MA, some classrooms turn to court rooms as the Mock Trail sessions get underway.
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.

Read more: Local high schools compete in Mock Trial - Franklin, MA - Wicked Local Franklin http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1503800200/Local-high-schools-compete-in-Mock-Trial#ixzz2I2SIBuWm

For more about the Mock Trial program  http://mocktrial.massbar.org/