The class, taught by Kylee Johnson participated in a mock murder trial with the assistance of several local lawyers helping guide the students. Lawyers who assisted included Randall Boston and Jeff Vires assisting the defense and Assistant DA Phillip Hatch and Bruce MacLeod.
The case included testimony form witnesses and experts involving a charge of murder involving a college student and the Greek organization they were trying to join. Evidence on drinking, hazing and other issues were included as part of the trial testimony.
Members of the SMHS Criminal Justice class and the Crossville Bar prepare for the mock trial.
The trial was held in the training courtroom at the Cumberland Co. Justice Center.
Prosecutor Hannah Turner just right of center addresses the jury
Assistant DA Philip Hatch, standing, consults with a member of the student prosecuting team.
Assistant DA Bruce MacLeod was guiding "Judge" Elmer Estrada.