To: Dr. Gail Yngve From: John Twitchell Date: 09/10/01 Subject: Mock Trial In this Mock trial it wasn't very hard for me to make a clear decision on who and what I believed to be right and wrong about the death of Mrs. Jaden. I believe that Mr. Cook is ultimately responsible for the death of Mrs. Jaden.
When Mr. Cook left the home of his friends while under the influence of alcohol, he new very well the responsibility of driving a car while under the influence and willingly left the party, knowing that he couldn't drive at all. He wouldn't except help from friends because of the fact that early that night he had gotten into an argument with his friends husband and left anger and drunk. Then took it upon himself to leave the party knowing that he was in no condition to drive.
When he started the car and left the home of his friends he willingly took upon him the responsibility of driving under the influence and his actions during this time would be his alone.
With strong conviction I believe that Mrs. Jaden acted on her beliefs that a blood transfusion was against things that she believed in and in my own religious beliefs I would stand in the same shoes as her if someone put me into a situation where I thought I might go against my beliefs.
So I believe that Mr. Cook took away Mrs. Jadens rights, he put her into a position that she could no longer control; it was now in Gods hands so to speak. So he is guilty of taking away someone's freedom and therefore guilty as any man could be.
To: Dr. Gail Yngve From: John Twitchell Date: 09/10/01 Subject: Mock Trial In this Mock trial it...