Phoenix has to defend police officer Maggey Byrde in the murder of her boyfriend.  There's only one problem--he can't remember who she is!  Or, for that matter, who he is!


Date:  September 8th, 2017
Defense Attorney:  Phoenix Wright
Prosecutor:  Winston Payne
Defendant:  Maggey Byrde
Victim:  Dustin Prince
COD:  Broken neck sustained from a fall.
MW:  None
Guilty:  Richard Wellington

Day 1:

Phoenix is taking a nap in the defendant lodge when he is awaked by his cell phone.  But he gets bashed in the head with a fire extinguisher and knocked out.  When he wakes up, he has amnesia.

Court starts anyway, and Phoenix learns that his defendant is Maggey Byrde, a young police office who's accused of killing her fellow officer and boyfriend, Dustin Prince.  He was killed in a park, his body found at the bottom of an embankment with his neck broken.  Just before he died he supposedly wrote out the name of his killer in the dirt, and there's even an eyewitness to back up the evidence.

As Phoenix tries to recover his memory the court takes a short recess to get the witness ready.  Make tells Phoenix that she was walking in the park with her boyfriend when she found a cell phone that someone had dropped.  The owner called it, and she told the man her name and promised to meet the man in the park that evening to return the phone.  But when she came he never showed up.  She gave Phoenix the phone in question, and he was able to get a list of names and numbers from it that are apparently part of a group of criminals under investigation.

Back in court, Wellington takes the stand.  His testimony doesn't hold up at all, and now that his memory is slowly returning Phoenix easily pokes holes through it.  In the end, the key evidence turns out to be the cell phone.  Phoenix speculates that Wellington dropped his phone, and needed to get it back at all costs.  He would have just taken it from Maggey but when he saw Maggey with her boyfriend (who was in police uniform) he panicked, and thought she'd called the cops on him.  When Maggey left Dustin for a while he killed him to keep his secret safe.

When asked to prove it, Phoenix simply asks Maya to dial the number for his own cell phone.  When she does, the Steel Samurai theme starts playing from Wellington's pocket.  When he bashed Phoenix in the head earlier he stole his phone, thinking it was his phone with the list of criminals.   But instead he stole Phoenix's--Phoenix still has Wellington's phone with him.

Wellington is arrested, and Phoenix and Maya go out for burgers.



Wellington claims to be a wealthy college student, but more than that he's actually part of a group of criminals--mostly small times thieves and con artists.  He kept the names and numbers of his contacts on his cell phone, and was dumb enough one day to drop it in the park.  When he called his own phone he found out a young woman named Maggey Byrde had picked it up, and she promised to meet him at the park that evening at 6:00 pm to return it.  Wellington waited, and thought everyone would be fine, until he saw Maggey with her boyfriend, Dustin.  He was still dressed in his police uniform, having come to meet her straight from work.  Fearing that Maggey had seen his phone contacts and told the police, he decided drastic measures were necessary.

When Dustin was along Wellington attacked him at the top of an embankment.  In the struggle, however, Dustin grabbed his glasses just before he fell.  The fall broke his neck and he died almost instantly.

Wellington climbed down to the body, and wrote "Maggie" in the sand with Dustin's finger to implicate his girlfriend.  He tried to find his glasses, but being nearsighted he wasn't able to, and after fifteen minutes finally called the police.  He then offered himself to the police as a "witness" to the crime implicating Maggey.

In the courthouse, Wellington learned that Maggey had turned over the phone she found to her lawyer, Phoenix.  He bashed Phoenix in the head with a fire extinguisher and stole what he thought was his phone to keep it from being presented in court (and to contradict Maggey's testimony).