Today on Quantum Vibe: Misplaced evidence Strip 382 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2012-06-11
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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Judge Antonio Neapolitan's office. Dark-colored walls and furniture festooned with commorative photos, a mounted ceremonial sword, and on the wall be hind a desk, a large screen showing various images in succession. The judge is seated behind his desk and the prosecutor Ursula Schroeder and Nicole's attorney George Ringo stand before him.
Caption: Judge Anthony Neapolitan's office.
Neapolitan: Sorry for not offering you chairs but I want to keep this meeting brief.
Two-shot of the judge and Ringo.
Neapolitan: I don't know where this Claud Southend fellow got some of his information, Mr. Ringo, but I'm assuming he's working on his own, and not for you.
Ringo: He does not work for me, your honor.
Two-shot of the judge and Schroeder.
Judge: And Ms. Schroeder, even aside from the embarrassing publicity, I am finding it difficult to understand why you continue to fight the habeus corpus motions and won't provide the materials demanded in discovery.
Schroeder. Uh ...
Schroeder turns confrontationaly to Ringo.
Schroeder: Can the defense explain what it intends to do with the evidence you are requesting?
Medium close-up of Ringo.
Ringo: Multi-spectrum testing of the cheez and the vial containing it can pin-point its age and determine if its source matches that of any other samples of cheez known to the system.
Ringo: For instance, and not to make accusations, it could tell us whether that particular morsel of the substance had previously been logged into the police evidence store.
Medium shot of the judge at his desk, striking a no-bullshit pose, looking levelly at Schroeder off-panel.
Judge: Ms. Schroeder, that vial of 'cheez' is your only physical evidence on the narcotics charge, without which you have no case.
Judge: So tell me now, will you, or can you, produce that evidence for examination?
Close-up of Schroeder looking at the judge nervously.
Schroeder: ... I ...
Panel 7 B
Close-up of the judge glaring back at Schroeder.
Schroeder (OP): ... uh ...
Three-shot of Ringo, Schroeder, and the judge. Ringo is looking quietly triumphant as Schroeder stammers out her answer. The judge just looks at her coolly.
Schroeder: Th-that evidence has been ... m-misplaced.
Schroeder: At this time the prosecution intends ... to drop all charges against Ms. Oresme.