Was it a crime of passion or passionate crime? Who knew.
All Abi knew was that she was not guilty.
She had been set up and she was sticking to her story.
The prosecution came in hard at her again.
Throwing around big words and threats.
Her lawyer had said it was a bad idea her taking the stand, but she wanted them to see her. See that she could never have done the things that she was being accused of doing.
What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty?
She was here to plead her case.
She just had to prove to them that she had been set up and then they would believe her.
They would believe her right?
They had to, they had to believe her. She was innocent.
They didn’t lock up innocent people right?
Maybe this had been a mistake. Maybe she shouldn’t have taken the stand.
What if they didn’t believe her and sent her away?
She would be locked up for a crime that she had never committed.
She felt her shoulders sink.
All her life she had played by the rules. Only to end up locked away for something she hadn’t even done.
How was this justice?
How was this fair?