Research a trial (either civil or criminal) that received a great deal of pre-trial publicity in your city or state. This should be a case that received primarily local attention rather than national attention.
Briefly summarize the facts of the case (this is the least important aspect of the assignment).
State what the verdict was and whether or not there was an appeal;
If there was an appeal what was the basis for it and what was the outcome?
Analyze the type of pretrial publicity that occurred. Do you believe it affected the verdict? Why or why not?
Did the majority of the general public agree with the jury’s verdict. If not why? Support your answer with documentation.
Examine the documentation you’ve found regarding the case and the jury’s verdict, state whether or not you agreed with the jury’s verdict. Why or why not? Support your answer with documentation.
The total length of your paper should be a minimum of 3 full pages in length
Use APA style for general formatting, including margins, font and font size, spacing, and cover page
Include Bluebook formatted citations within the body of the paper and on the References page