|Peter Kelly (nylonghorn) wrote in bellumletale,
@ 2010-06-08 21:44:00
|beauty, christine daaé, frog prince, irene adler, john seward, jonathan harker, meg giry, mina harker, sherlock holmes
[Individually locked to 1204, 1206, 501, 1203A, 706, 605]
First of all let me start off by saying that my name is Peter Kelly, I'm in 1104. I apologize for the formality of this, and for the "mass mailing" feel of this note. The fact is I had more than one person to contact regarding the below issue. While I have spoken to a few of the people this is addressed to I definitely cannot, with any certainty, call us the best of friends. So apologies if this seems hurried or at all unfriendly.
That being said I will cut to the chase, at one point or another each of you attested to being willing and able to assist with the situation that Bellum Letale has found itself in. The situation, of course, being the gentleman who was placed under arrest by fellow residents and accused of the murder of a tenant and the rape of another.
Once all parties are in place there will be a trial held to decide his guilt or innocence in this matter. While these measures may seem extreme to some, and downright wrong to others, the decision was made with simply because this is a matter of public safety for all residents here. Since Bellum Letale seems to live outside of the realm of the laws (city, state and federal) it seems only obvious that there must be some kind of mechanism in place to curtail violent crimes in the future.
A neighborhood watch has already been set up, and it is the hope that this will be able to evolve into something more. However, as time is ticking away, for this particular case I am asking your assistance, this is in no way required of you (it is already worlds ahead the jury duty system in this country based on that alone).
We have a pool of nine people selected for this particular case, provided all nine agree to be in the jury pool, the defense and prosecution (once chosen) will narrow the pool down to just five. So you may not actually have to sit and hear this case, however if you agree it is implied that you would be willing to do so should you be chosen. You would then hear both sides of the case argued, confer amongst the other jury members and decide Trenton's guilt or innocence.
You have my word that this is not a life or death situation, we are not trying to play God or hand out "eye for an eye" justice. The decision to put a man, if found guilty, to death does not lie in your hands or the hands of anything having to do with this trial. House arrest is the worst it will get, however I fear that if we do not move quickly then vigilante justice may prevail.
Please get back to me at your earliest convenience and I will contact you with further details.
Thank you for your time,
Peter M. Kelly esq.
[Locked to 905A]
I hope you're well and I apologize if I'm bothering you. I am aware that you have recently gone into business and I have been meaning to stop by and congratulate you on that. I have been tasked with contacting tenants in the building who are, to put it plainly, "unbiased" in this situation with Trenton. I assume you are aware of the current happenings, if not I am happy to go over them with you in more detail.
We are going to be holding a trial for Trenton, and I would like to ask if you would be willing to be in a pool of potential "jury members" for this. It would be quite simple, you would be asked a series of questions by the prosecution and the defense and they would decide if they would like you to be appointed to the jury. If you're not selected nothing further would be required of you. If you are selected then we would ask that you be willing to hear both sides of the case argued, confer with your fellow jury members and decide on Trenton's guilt or innocence. While I don't feel as if it's necessary to mention it, I promise you that any kind of "punishment" will not be of the capital punishment variety.
On a more personal note, even though I only met you that once, thank you for being a good friend to Helena, I know that despite what happened with she and I, that she is lucky to have a friend to confide in. Maybe I wasn't so great at that part all the time, and I am glad she still has you to talk to.
Let me know what you think about this whole mess, and I'd be happy to discuss it further, you're more than welcome to stop by at any time.
Thanks again for your time,
[Locked to 905B]
I need a favor. I hate to ask, but I definitely need a favor. Are you willing to help out with this whole trial mess that's going on? We're looking for a jury pool. Can I count you in? And seriously? I sound like I'm running for office in most of these notes I'm sending, so let me just lay it on the line and say please? :-)
Hope to hear from you soon.
-Peter "trust me I'm a lawyer" Kelly
[Locked to 1104B]
I bet you woke up this morning and said to yourself "Gee I'd love to sit on an illegal jury." Well guess what babe, I've got just the thing for that.
P.S. Don't call me Batman, that's Cole.