Guilty or Not Guilty

Topics: Plea, Pleading, Kill Pages: 3 (1113 words) Published: January 30, 2014

Guilty or Not Guilty?
Many people suffer all their lives from this oppressive feeling of guilt. I was one of them. On April 25th, 2000, I pled not guilty to murdering my fiancé, James Watkins. I knew I was guilty and I was going to plead guilty, but my lawyer told me to plead not guilty. I didn’t want to go to jail, but I did the crime so I needed to do the time. Throughout this paper I will inform you about my story and its outcome. James and I were High School sweethearts. We had been together for 7 years; our relationship was perfect. He was the sweetest guy I had ever known. He was not only my significant other but also my best friend. He always told me I would never have to work as long as I was with him. He always took me out on dates and bought me nice things. James was generally a kindhearted person. During March of 2000, I started noticing drastic changes. We no longer went on dates, and the nice gifts started coming to an end. It seemed like he was seeing someone else, but I didn’t want to make any assumptions. On April 15, 2000, he called the engagement off. He never explained to me why he was calling everything off. He simply said, “It wasn’t working out anymore.” I kept asking him was it something I did hoping I could fix it. I found out through a couple of mutual friends that during March while he was making all these drastic changes he was seeing my ex best friend, Leah Taylor. While our dates stopped their dates began. They met at a bar one night when I let James go out with a couple of our mutual friends without me. From then on they continued seeing each other. Things obviously became serious because on April 22, 2000, I was informed that they were engaged. I was enraged at both of them, especially James. He knew the situation that happened between me and her in High School. The guy I was dating before James Leah stole him from me. I never talked to her since. I couldn’t believe my best friend would do such a...
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