jules argued her case like a seasoned lawyer.
she laid out points of law, logic and closed with a plea that would have won over the most cynical of juries.
it made no difference. the judge and jury were wrapped up in the body of one person, who held complete power over her as she stood there, worn out by her words and the emotions that wove through them.
he smiled, gave her kudos for her well thought out presentation, said how she'd moved him... and shot her anyway.