Case #1

You are trying to determine whether or not Johnny should be tried for murder. In order to make an educated verdict about Johnny, you must research the different aspects of murder among teenagers.


1. First, define the following words on your worksheet:

  • murder

  • convicted

  • manslaughter

  • juvenile

  • victim


2. Then, visit the following websites and take notes on what you learn:


3. Finally, use evidence from your research and from the novel to prove:

  • Prosecution: that Johnny is guilty of murder

  • Defense: that Johnny is not guilty of murder

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