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Landon Summers
Creative Writing Period 8
Argument #2 Final draft
December 29, 2012
The Unfortunate Accident
Arthur McArthur, husband to Queenie McArthur, was pronounced dead on June 6, 1954 from a head injury which he sustained from falling down his stairs. Arthur’s lifeless body was discovered by his wife Queenie around 1:30 AM, when she had arrived home late from a party dressed in a decadent black dress.

During the autopsy of Arthur’s body it was discovered that he copious amounts of alcohol in his system, which shows that he had been drinking that night. The more intoxicated a person becomes the less control they have over their body. Ergo, this gives evidence to how Mr. McArthur could have fallen down the stairs. He had been totally inebriated, lost his balance, and fell down his stairs.

The body position of Arthur could put anybody into a quandary. How exactly does a person walking down the stairs fall backwards? As it was stated before Mr. McArthur had been highly intoxicated that night, and when he had been walking down the stairs he began to lose his balance. In order to regain it he most likely grabbed for the railing twisting his body around, and then eventually falling the rest of the way down the stairs.

When somebody was to see Arthur’s body position, they would most likely think that he had been walking up the stairs and was struck upon the head. If this were the case there would not only would there be a wound on his head, but there would be blood somewhere around his body. With close examination of the staircase and floor area around his body, there was no blood anywhere to be seen. This gives elicit evidence that Mr. McArthur was not killed from a blow to the head.

Given in the same testimony, by Queenie she told us, that her and Arthur had gotten into a little debacle, and in order to calm down she went to a party at the local country club with some friends. One would suggest that still angry from their fight Queenie came home...
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