Tom Robinson Innocence Letter To Kill A Mockingbird

Topics: Evidence law, Evidence, Left-handedness Pages: 2 (362 words) Published: April 27, 2014
Judge Taylor:
The evidence presented today clearly shows that Tom Robinson is innocent, and casts all evidence upon on Bob Ewell. Three critical pieces of evidence clear Tom’s name. Mayella’s right eye was blackened, indicating that she was most likely struck by a left hand. (Pg. 235-237) As Tom’s left arm is crippled, (Pg. 249) and as Atticus demonstrated, Bob Ewell is left-handed, (PG. 237) and the physical evidence points to he would have been able to do it easier. Furthermore, with intention to frame Tom, when Bob realized Mayella was injured, instead of getting a doctor, Bob ran to the sheriff to accuse Tom. (Pg. 235) Most parents would be concerned for their child’s health, as to the fact that Mayella was injured around the neck, a blackened right eye, and many other scrapes and bruises. (Pg. 235-236) This is because Bob was the one who beat his daughter, so therefore, he would not call a doctor, whereas the evidence could be more easily laid upon him. This shows conscience evidence. Mayella also called Tom into the house, instead of the regular outdoor invitations. (Pg. 258) This shows that she had thought about this before, she had a motive, and a purpose. She stated about her family, “They all gone to town to get ice creams… Took me a slap year to save seb’m nickels, but I done it. They all gone to town.” She had to have had a plan to get Tom in the yard and into the house, and have the younger children coincidentally gone. This shows circumstantial evidence. As Atticus asks pressing questions, Mayella is unable to answer. Pg. 250-251) This is because this has not been memorized, like the rest of her story. Her father nor her lawyer, have not consulted her about what to say in this scenario. Mayella also didn’t answer because she was afraid, to tell the truth, incase her father got angry and beat her again. This also shows conscience and circumstantial evidence. In conclusion, there is circumstantial, conscience, and...
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