Episode 4

 Turnabout Beginnings

 

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      Part 1-1: Trial

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The girl... Let her go!

 

Shut up!

C-Come closer...

And I kill her!

 

Sorry, but you're not going

to get the chance...

 

         *BANG!*

 

 

[Phoenix is using a laptop]

 

I'm reading through the file

of an old court case.

 

It was the first case of my

long-time mentor, Mia Fey...

 

 

  [Viewing Data 1 File]

 

      Fugitive Data

 

Name: Terry Fawles

 

Charge: Kidnapping, Murder

Sentence: Death Penalty

 

  [Viewing Data 2 File]

 

   Fugitive Movements

 

After escaping, Fawles

met with, and then

murdered, Sergeant

Valerie Hawthorne.

Recaptured on Eagle Mountain

about 8 hours after

his escape.

 

 

Her very first client was a

death row inmate who had

recently broken out of prison.

 

That was a whole year before

Mia and I ever met.

 

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  -- 6 Years Earlier --

         Mia Fey

       First Trial

 

  February 16, 9:24 AM

     District Court

  Defendant Lobby No. 4

 

Mia

(Ugh... I'm so nervous.

I feel like I'm going to die.)

 

Mia

(I never should've

accepted this case...)

 

[Unknown person appears]

 

Mia

Eeeeeeek!

 

Mia

...Ah! G-G-Good morning!

(Don't be so jumpy, Mia!)

 

???

I-I din't do nuttin'!

I swear!

I din't kill nobody!

 

Mia

(Terry Fawles...

...My first client.)

 

Mia

(Sentenced to death 5 years

ago, and now... a prison

escapee.)

 

Fawles

...

 

Mia

(Just relax, Mia! Make small

talk and try to relax him!)

 

Mia

...Err, umm...

So why did you escape anyway?

 

Fawles

Ah. Ah.

UGGA!

 

Mia

Eeeeek!

I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

 

Fawles

...Ugh.

I din't do nuttin'!

I din't kill nobody!

 

Fawles

I never... I never lie!

I din't escape from nowhere!

 

Mia

Err...

 

Mia

But, Mr. Fawles...

The police just recaptured

you two days ago.

 

Fawles

...

Ugh.

Sorry. I told a little lie.

 

Mia

(Oh boy...)

 

Fawles

But anyway, I din't do it!

I never killed nobody!

 

Mia

Umm, sorry for asking but...

You're on death row, right?

 

Fawles

Uh. Uh...

UGGA!

 

Mia

Eeeeeek!

I'm really, really sorry!

 

Fawles

They sentenced me to die

5 years ago!

But I was tricked I tell you!

 

Fawles

That woman! She lied in her

testimony! ...That's why I got

the death penalty!

 

Fawles

I swear it! I din't kill her!

I could never do that!

 

Mia

(Two days ago, he escaped

from the police wagon when

it crashed...)

 

Mia

(Then about 8 hours later...)

 

Mia

(A policewoman was murdered

before the police could

recapture him.)

 

Mia

(The police believe that

Terry Fawles did it.)

 

Mia

Umm... After you escaped,

did you meet a policewoman?

 

Fawles

...

 

Fawles

Yeah... I did.

...She's the reason I escaped.

 

Mia

(So that much is true...

He did meet with the victim.)

 

Fawles

But I din't kill her!

 

Fawles

She was alive when I left!

She was alive...!

It-It's true!

 

Mia

(I can trust him... right?

I mean, I should...)

 

???

Ha...!

 

???

You're not going to figure

out the truth by just staring

at the guy...

 

Mia

Y-You're... Why are you here?

 

???

I came to see how our little

kitten was doing all alone in

the big, scary lion's den.

 

???

...I thought maybe you'd like

someone to play with.

 

Mia

Err, where is Mr. Grossberg?

 

???

Ha...!

That old man is probably

still in bed.

 

???

I bet he's clutching an empty

bottle and mumbling in his

sleep.

 

Armando

Aren't I good enough?

After all, it's me...

Diego Armando!

 

Mia

I-I didn't say...

 

Mia

Diego Armando, the finest

attorney at Grossberg Law

Offices, is here for me...?

 

Armando

No, no, no...

You've got it all wrong!

Today, YOU'RE the finest!

 

Armando

After all, it took an amazing

amount of guts to take this

case!

 

Armando

Imagine...

An escaped death row convict

for a first client!

 

Mia

Yeah, err... Th-Thanks.

(I sure wish I could get

out of it though!)

 

Armando

Ha...!

Relax.

I just heard some good news.

 

Armando

The prosecutor for today

is fresh out of his diapers

as well.

 

Mia

R-Really!?

 

Armando

However...

Unlike a certain somebody

who I won't mention...

 

Armando

...he's earned the reputation

as a “genius” since beginning

his law career.

 

Mia

(G-Genius...?)

 

Armando

Well, it's about time

to head in, Kitten.

 

Armando

Sharpen those claws of yours.

It's go time!

 

Mia

(A solitary confinement cell

for the condemned must be

the world's loneliest place.)

 

Mia

(...And that's what my client

ran away from.)

 

Mia

(Every other lawyer gave up

on him... But not me.)

 

Mia

(When I saw those overflowing

eyes and heard that simple,

child-like voice...)

 

Mia

(I just had the feeling that

he was telling the truth.)

 

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  February 16, 10:00 AM

     District Court

    Courtroom No. 4

 

Judge

Court is now in session for

the trial of Terry Fawles.

 

Mia

The defense is ready,

Your Honor.

 

???

The prosecution has been

ready for a while, Your Honor.

 

Judge

I understand the lawyers for

both sides are newcomers...?

 

Mia

Y-Y-Yes, Your Honor.

I'm Mia Fey.

 

Edgeworth

Miles Edgeworth... Your Honor.

 

Judge

So you're the new prosecutor

everyone is talking about, eh?

 

Judge

They say you joined the

prosecutor's office at quite

an early age.

 

Edgeworth

At 20... Your Honor.

 

Armando

I guess our little kitten

hasn't earned herself much

of a reputation yet, huh?

 

Mia

(Come on, Mia!

You can't lose! Not to

someone younger than you!)

 

Edgeworth

...Hmph.

 

Judge

Young people running a trial.

I'm not too sure how I feel

about that.

 

Judge

...Now then, the defendant in

this case is currently a

felon on death row.

 

Judge

Two days ago, he escaped

from a police wagon.

Is that correct?

 

Edgeworth

Precisely.

 

Armando

But the defendant is not on

trial for escaping prison.

 

Armando

On the day that the defendant

escaped, a policewoman was

murdered...

 

Mia

So we're here to determine

if Mr. Fawles was responsible

for her death...?

 

Armando

You got it, Kitten.

 

Judge

Well then, Mr. Edgeworth.

Let's hear your opening

statement.

 

Edgeworth

Yes, Your Honor.

It was five years ago.

 

Edgeworth

The defendant, Terry Fawles,

was sentenced to death in this

very court.

 

Edgeworth

His crimes were kidnapping,

extortion and murder.

 

Edgeworth

The girl he threw off the

bridge was only 14 years old.

 

Judge

A truly horrible crime.

I remember it well.

 

Judge

There was no decisive

evidence, so the trial was

long and protracted.

 

Edgeworth

Correct.

But in the end, what finally

decided the case was...

 

Edgeworth

...a certain witness's

testimony.

 

Mia

A witness's testimony...

 

Edgeworth

The testimony of Detective

Valerie Hawthorne; the person

who confronted this criminal.

 

Edgeworth

She arrested Mr. Fawles at

the scene and later testified

against him.

 

Edgeworth

She said she witnessed

Mr. Fawles throw his young

victim into the river.

 

Edgeworth

For those who are not aware,

Eagle River is well-known for

its powerful current.

 

Edgeworth

Most bodies that fall in

are never recovered...

 

Mia

(So Ms. Hawthorne's testimony

was the one that put him

away...)

 

Judge

That policewoman you

just mentioned...

That wouldn't be...?

 

Edgeworth

Exactly. The victim.

The same woman that was

killed 2 days ago...

 

Edgeworth

Police Sergeant...

Valerie Hawthorne.

 

Judge

Aha...! I see...

 

Judge

The man who was sentenced to

death based on her testimony

escaped two days ago...

 

Judge

...with only one thing on his

mind. To take revenge against

the woman who convicted him.

 

Judge

...

Hmm...

 

Judge

Aha! The truth is becoming

clear to me now!

 

Mia

Huh?

 

Judge

Yes, yes...

 

Judge

It's quite obvious that the

defendant is guilty.

 

Mia

Objection!

 

Mia

W-Wait a minute!

That's not right!

 

Mia

At least hear the case

before you decide on the

outcome, Your Honor!

 

Judge

Grrrngh...

 

Judge

Watch yourself, Ms. Fey! I'm

not sure I care for your word

choice, or your tone of voice.

 

Edgeworth

Young people these days simply

don't know how to respect

their elders.

 

Mia

(Why you...! You're even

younger than me, you

hypocrite!)

 

Judge

Now then, Mr. Edgeworth,

please call your first

witness.

 

Edgeworth

I call the detective who was

in charge of the initial

investigation of this case.

 

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Edgeworth

Witness...

State your name and

occupation.

 

Gumshoe

Gumshoe. Dick Gumshoe.

I'm the homicide detective

in charge of the case, sir!

 

Gumshoe

I finally got promoted to

the detective division half a

year ago!

 

Mia

I don't believe anyone

asked you about that.

 

Gumshoe

Hey, ma'am! You got any idea

how much work it takes...

......

 

Mia

Wh-What is it?

 

Gumshoe

You...

Y-You're really gorgeous...

 

Mia

Excuse me?

 

Gumshoe

No, seriously...

My heart...

It's aching for you...

 

Edgeworth

Detective. Pull yourself

together and try to be

professional. Otherwise...

 

Edgeworth

I'll write you up on contempt

so quick that something other

than your heart will ache!

 

Gumshoe

Urk...

O-OK, I-I got it!

 

Judge

...Now, Detective.

Tell us about the incident.

 

Gumshoe

Yes, sir! Right away!

 

Gumshoe

The victim was Sergeant

Valerie Hawthorne, a veteran

on the police force.

 

Gumshoe

She was stabbed in the back

with a knife and died from

excessive blood loss.

 

Judge

That much is already stated

in the autopsy report.

 

Judge

The court would like to hear

more details about the

incident itself.

 

Gumshoe

Yes, sir! I gotcha!

OK! Let's take a look at this

aerial map of the area here!

 

Gumshoe

This is a sketch of

Dusky Bridge, an old

suspension bridge.

 

Gumshoe

And the river that runs under

there is Eagle River.

 

Gumshoe

The victim and the defendant

met there...

On top of the bridge.

 

Gumshoe

After stabbing her in the

back, the killer carried

the victim back to his car.

 

Gumshoe

He was recaptured at a police

checkpoint as he was trying to

make his getaway, sir.

 

Judge

Hmm... I see...

 

Dusky Bridge Map added

to the Court Record.

 

Judge

Was the victim's blood

found on the bridge?

 

Gumshoe

The victim, Sergeant Valerie

Hawthorne, was wearing a

thick coat, sir.

 

Gumshoe

Unfortunately, no traces of

blood were found on the

bridge.

 

Judge

Hmm...

 

Judge

Mr. Edgeworth. I warn you

that I absolutely despise

conjecture.

 

Judge

If there was no blood on the

bridge, then you have no proof

that they even met there!

 

Edgeworth

Your Honor.

 

Edgeworth

If you would listen to the

testimony we have prepared,

I'm sure you'll be convinced.

 

Edgeworth

The two of them most

certainly did meet on the

bridge that day...

 

Judge

Why, Mr. Edgeworth...

 

Judge

I'm not sure I like you

wagging your finger at me as

though I were some hoser!

 

Judge

Detective, proceed

with your testimony!

 

Gumshoe

Um... Yes, sir!

 

Mia

(Here we go, Mia! Hang on...!)

 

Armando

OK now...

Listen carefully, Kitten.

 

Armando

One little mistake and this

guy will drink you for morning

tea! Trust me and get ready.

 

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  Witness

 Testimony

 

-- Summary of the Incident --

 

Gumshoe

On the day of the incident,

an unknown person phoned the

sergeant and asked to meet.

 

Gumshoe

Sergeant Hawthorne went to

Dusky Bridge at the designated

time and met with Mr. Fawles.

 

Gumshoe

And that's where she was

brutally murdered, sir.

 

Gumshoe

The criminal stuffed her body

into his car trunk and tried

to make a getaway.

 

Gumshoe

Mr. Fawles was arrested at a

police checkpoint we set up

at the base of the mountain.

 

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Judge

Hmm...

 

Judge

Well, you certainly have

established the importance

of the bridge.

 

Edgeworth

...Naturally.

 

Judge

Now, would the defense please

hurry up and proceed with the

cross-examination.

 

Mia

Y-Yes, Your Honor!

C-C-Cross-examination...

Coming right up!

 

Armando

Hey, hey!

Settle down there, Kitten!

 

Armando

If you keep trembling like

that, you're gonna make me

spill my coffee!

 

Mia

I-I-I'm not t-trembling!

It-It-It's just cold in here!

 

Armando

The courtroom can be a cold

battlefield alright.

Especially... for a beginner.

 

Mia

I-I don't need you to worry

about me...! I mean...

 

Mia

I mean, the defendant, the

witness... everyone's a

beginner in here!

 

Armando

Ha...!:

You got me there.

 

Armando

But maybe you should keep

your claws out, and show them

what you've got... Kitten.

 

Mia

(It's OK, Mia. Stay calm...)

 

Mia

(Just remember those court

procedure videos you stayed

up all last night watching!)

 

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  Cross

Examination

 

-- Summary of the Incident --

 

Gumshoe

On the day of the incident,

an unknown person phoned the

sergeant and asked to meet.

 

    [Press]

 

    Mia

    Hold it!

 

    Mia

    This “unknown person”...

    You have no idea who it

    might be, right?

 

    Gumshoe

    Sorry, but I'm afraid I do!

 

    Mia

    What...?

 

    Gumshoe

    The one who called

    Sergeant Hawthorne was the

    defendant, Terry Fawles!

 

    Judge

    Wh-Wh-Whaaat!

    The defendant...!

    The defendant called her!?

 

    Gumshoe

    Sergeant Hawthorne was a very

    thorough person, sir!

 

    Gumshoe

    She left a note about her

    phone call with Mr. Fawles.

 

    [Part below in Italic is 

   skipped if statement is  

   Pressed again.]

     

    Mia

    A note...?

 

    Gumshoe

    Yeah, a top-secret memo

    that she left on her desk.

 

    Victim's Note added to

    the Court Record.

 

    Judge

    Hmm...

 

    Judge

    According to this note,

    seems the one who called her

    to the bridge was indeed...

 

    Judge

    ...the defendant,

    Terry Fawles!

 

    Mia

    Nngh!

    (Whose bright idea was it to

    keep that note from me!?)

 

    Armando

    Ha...!

    Looks like the judge is even

    more sure of his verdict now.

 

    Armando

    Listen up!

    Never ask a question if you

    don't already know the answer!

 

    Mia

    (It's that detective's fault!

    He's the one that said,

    “unknown person”...!)

 

    Gumshoe

    Hey now!

    Don't make that face at me!

 

    Gumshoe

    I just said it that way 'cause

    the prosecutor told me to!

 

    Mia

    (Was that... a trap...?)

 

    Mia

    (...With that cute face,

    I didn't expect him to

    be so sneaky.)

 

    Edgeworth

    Hmph.

 

 

Gumshoe

Sergeant Hawthorne went to

Dusky Bridge at the designaed

time and met with Mr. Fawles.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    A bridge up in the mountains?

    But why meet there?

 

    Gumshoe

    Because it is a very important

    place to the defendant,

    that's why.

 

    Judge

    What do you mean by that?

 

    Edgeworth

    If you remember, 5 years ago,

    the defendant kidnapped

    a young girl.

 

    Edgeworth

    He was chased onto the

    bridge...  And it was there

    that he killed his hostage.

 

    Edgeworth

    And the place where all of

    this occurred is, of course,

    Dusky Bridge.

 

    Mia

    ...!

 

    Gumshoe

    The very place where

    Sergeant Hawthorne arrested

    and handcuffed Mr. Fawles.

 

    Armando

    Ha...!

    Returning to the scene of the

    crime... How nostalgic.

 

 

Gumshoe

And that's where she was

brutally murdered, sir.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Was the body of the victim

    discovered right away?

 

    Gumshoe

    Yeah.

    We were really on the ball.

 

    Gumshoe

    We found the criminal within

    one hour of the murder.

 

    Gumshoe

    It was great! We even got to

    say, “Don't move! We've got

    you surrounded!”

 

    Mia

    (...Wait a second.

    Isn't there something weird

    about that...?)

 

    Armando

    The location was a suspension

    bridge, up in the mountains.

 

    Armando

    So how did they find out

    about the crime so quickly...?

 

    Mia

    Sergeant Hawthorne must have

    mentioned the phone call to

    someone else, right?

 

    Armando

    Ha...!

 

    Armando

    If that's what had happened,

    then she wouldn't have been

    killed.

 

    Gumshoe

    She never mentioned the

    phone call from Mr. Fawles.

    But...

 

    Gumshoe

    She left a note on her

    desk about it.

 

    Gumshoe

    If only I had noticed it

    earlier...

    Maybe she'd still be alive.

 

    Mia

    (I wonder why she didn't

    mention the phone call to

    anyone...?)

 

 

Gumshoe

The criminal stuffed her body

into his car trunk and tried

to make a getaway.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Mr. Fawles had a car, then?

 

    Gumshoe

    Well, that bridge is way up

    in the mountains, ma'am.

 

    Gumshoe

    The defendant and the victim

    both went up there by car.

    I mean, how else, right?

 

    Judge

    What! You mean the

    defendant drove his own car?

 

    Gumshoe

    No, no, of course not.

    ...It was stolen.

 

    Gumshoe

    He stole it from a

    young couple that had been

    waiting at a red light.

 

    Judge

    Hmm... Car thieves...

    I'm not sure how I feel

    about car thieves.

 

    Mia

    (Is this guy sure about how

    he feels about ANYTHING?)

 

    Gumshoe

    This is a photo of the stolen

    car's trunk.

 

    Gumshoe

    ...Naturally, that's the body

    of Valerie Hawthorne in there.

 

    Judge

    Whoa! That...

    That doesn't look too

    comfortable...

 

    Crime Photo added to

    the Court Record.

 

    Mia

    The victim...

    She was stabbed in the back,

    correct?

 

    Gumshoe

    Yeah.

 

    Armando

    Ha...!

 

    Armando

    ...For some reason, men

    always seem to get stabbed

    in the back...

 

    Mia

    (We're talking about a

    woman here...)

 

    Gumshoe

    You can't tell from this

    photo, but...

 

    Gumshoe

    ...the knife was stuck in her

    back nice and firm.

 

    Judge

    The condition of the body

    when it was discovered is

    very important information.

 

    Judge

    Detective, was there anything

    strange or noteworthy in the

    trunk of the car?

 

 

[New Statement Added]

 

Gumshoe

Here's a photo of the trunk.

But I don't see anything

strange, do you? Anyway...

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    What did the defendant

    have to say about this photo?

 

    Gumshoe

    What he always says, ma'am!

 

    Fawles

    I din't do it!

    I din't do nuttin'!!

 

    Gumshoe

    ...That's all he says.

 

    Judge

    Nuttin'? I wouldn't say

    he did nuttin'. At the very

    least, we know he stole a car!

 

    Gumshoe

    It's just what he always says,

    Your Honor.

    And then he always says...

 

    Fawles

    ...

    Uh.

    Sorry. I told a little lie.

 

    Gumshoe

    ...Or something like that.

 

    Mia

    ...

 

    Judge

    Well, in any case, it seems

    he was caught and arrested.

 

    Edgeworth

    Precisely.

 

 

Gumshoe

Mr. Fawles was arrested at a

police checkpoint we set up

at the base of the mountain.

 

    [Press]

  

    Mia

 Hold it!

 

   Mia

   That certainly is some

   impressive police work.

 

    Gumshoe

    Well, no, actually it was

    way too close for comfort.

 

    Gumshoe

    We set up that checkpoint

    just after 5:00 PM...

 

    Gumshoe

    We figured that Mr. Fawles

    might just try to run.

 

    Mia

    ...What do you mean it was

    too close for comfort?

 

    Edgeworth

    The two of them arranged

    to meet at 4:30 PM.

 

    Edgeworth

    And it takes approximately 30

    minutes to go from the bridge

    to the checkpoint.

 

    Mia

    (Hmm... That WAS kinda close.

    Any later and Mr. Fawles could

    have slipped right by.)

 

 

Armando

 

Listen up, Kitten.

There's a big trap waiting for

you in that testimony.

 

Mia

A t-trap?

 

Armando

Walk into it carelessly, and

it'll leave more than just

a flesh wound. Fun, huh?

 

Mia

No, it's NOT!

 

Armando

Well, if you want to have any

chance at all, you'd better

get some more information.

 

Armando

And if you're going to get

caught in a trap, it's best to

get caught early.

 

Armando

You can always look for

contradictions afterwards.

 

Mia

(The ever-famous

contradictions”. I sure hope

I can find some of those...)

 

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Gumshoe

Here's a photo of the trunk.

But I don't see anything

strange, do you? Anyway...

 

[Present ‘Victim’s Note’]

 

Mia

Objection!

 

Mia

...Witness!

 

Mia

............

 

Gumshoe

............

 

Edgeworth

............

 

Judge

............

 

Judge

Wh-What is it...?

Do you have something

to say, Ms. Fey!?

 

Mia

I-I'm sorry!

I-I totally forgot what I was

going to say...

 

Mia

This is... This is the first

time I've ever had to actually

address someone like that...

 

Judge

Grrgh...

You should have practiced

before coming to court!

 

Judge

Honestly, Ms. Fey...

I'm not sure I like this!

 

Armando

Hmph...!:

Say there, little Kitten, want

a piece of my coffee candy?

 

Mia

Candy?

 

Armando

Well, you're still too young

to be drinking real coffee.

 

Mia

(Grrr... Come on, Mia!

Shake it off!

You're a lawyer!)

 

Mia

Detective!

 

Gumshoe

Y-Yes, ma'am!

 

Mia

This photo...

 

Mia

You said that there was

nothing peculiar about it.

...Is that correct?

 

Gumshoe

Y-Yeah, that's what I said!

 

Mia

Well then, I suggest you take

another look at the note

written by the victim!

 

Gumshoe

The n-n-note...?

 

Mia

It very clearly says,

“Wear white scarf for

Identification.”...

 

Mia

The caller must have forgotten

what the victim looked like.

Thus, this special request.

 

Gumshoe

Aaah... I, umm...!

 

Mia

I have one very simple

question for you, Detective.

Where is the white scarf?

 

Mia

I can't seem to find it in

this photo...

 

Gumshoe

Um... Well, to be honest,

we didn't find it in the

trunk, ma'am...

 

Mia

And you stopped there!?

You should have looked for it!

 

Gumshoe

Aaaaaaarrrggg...!

 

Judge

The caller told her to wear it

to identify herself, so I'd

expect she did just that!

 

Judge

Well, Mr. Edgeworth!?

What do you have to say

about this!?

 

Edgeworth

*sigh*

 

Edgeworth

I see the defense is a

little... lacking.

 

Mia

...!

 

Edgeworth

The scarf you are searching

so desperately for...

...Is it this one, perchance?

 

Mia

...Ah!

 

Gumshoe

Wh-Where did you find that,

sir!?

 

Edgeworth

On Dusky Bridge. I was there

first, and decided to conduct

my own investigation.

 

Gumshoe

Wh-Why...?

Why didn't you tell me?

 

Edgeworth

I made a decision to keep

all pieces of evidence in my

personal satchel.

 

Edgeworth

It's the safest place I know.

 

Armando

Hmph!

That hot-shot sure has a flair

for the dramatic...

 

Edgeworth

It's not exactly white, as

the caller requested...

 

Edgeworth

But as you can see, it's

close enough, for what it

was intended for.

 

Judge

Hmmm...

It looks like it spent some

time in the mud.

 

Edgeworth

Not surprising...

It was drizzling on the

mountain that day.

 

Mia

(Prosecutor Edgeworth...

He was intentionally hiding

that scarf the whole time!)

 

Judge

The court will accept the

scarf into evidence.

 

Scarf added to the

Court Record.

 

Edgeworth

Now, if the attorney for the

defense is finished

embarrassing herself...

 

Edgeworth

...I'd like to move on with

the testimony. That IS alright

with you, isn't it, Ms. Fey?

 

Mia

(Boy would I like to wrap this

scarf around his smarmy little

neck...)

 

Edgeworth

Very good. Now, if we're done

with this mud-covered scarf

business...

 

Edgeworth

...the prosecution moves to

establish conclusively, and

with hard evidence that...

 

Edgeworth

...Ms. Hawthorne and

Mr. Fawles did indeed meet

on that bridge that day.

 

Edgeworth

Further, we will show exactly

what occurred there.

 

Judge

That sounds quite promising.

I can't wait to hear all

about it.

 

Mia

(Argh... Everything is moving

at his whim...)

 

Armando

Don't forget, Kitten.

There's a reason why everyone

considers this kid a genius.

 

Mia

(A genius, huh...)

 

------------------------------------

 

  Witness

 Testimony

 

-- Events on Dusky Bridge --

 

Gumshoe

Actually, there's an

eyewitness who was there

when the incident took place.

 

Gumshoe

This photo was accidentally

taken by the witness. It shows

her wearing the scarf, sir.

 

Gumshoe

It was drizzling that day;

unfortunately, it's a little

hard to see what's going on.

 

Gumshoe

Anyway, the criminal shoved

the victim down from behind

and stabbed her in the back!

 

Gumshoe

...That must have been

when the scarf fell off.

 

------------------------------------

 

Judge

Hmm.

Looking at this photo...

 

Judge

...you really get the sense

that this bridge is very high

up.

 

Edgeworth

It is about a 40 feet drop

from the bridge to the Eagle

River down below.

 

Judge

Mr. Edgeworth, who took this

photo anyway?

 

Edgeworth

Let's just say that it was a

well-intentioned third party.

 

Judge

Aha! A potential witness!

So why isn't this person

in the courtroom?

 

Gumshoe

Well... They said they

absolutely did not want

to testify.

 

Edgeworth

...The person in question is

very delicate, Your Honor.

 

Edgeworth

Besides, as long as we have

this photo, we see no reason

to compel her to testify.

 

Judge

...

I'm not sure how I feel

about that!

 

Witness's Photo added

to the Court Record.

 

Edgeworth

So as you can see,

Terry Fawles had both the

motive and the opportunity.

 

Edgeworth

I think it's quite clear at

this point what happened on

that bridge.

 

Judge

...

Hmm.

 

Judge

Aha! The truth is becoming

clear to me now!

 

Mia

Huh?

 

Judge

Yes, it's quite obvious.

He's clearly guilty.

 

Mia

N-Not again!

That's not fair!

 

Mia

I haven't even done my

cross-examination yet!

 

Judge

Hmm...

 

Mia

(What do you mean, Hmm!?)

 

------------------------------------

 

  Cross

Examination

 

-- Events on Dusky Bridge --

 

Gumshoe

Actually, there's an

eyewitness who was there

when the incident took place.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Who is this eyewitness?

 

    Gumshoe

    She's a college student!

 

    Mia

    A female college student...?

 

    Gumshoe

    That's right!

    Meaning she's “female” AND

    a “college student”, ma'am!

  

    Gumshoe

    She doesn't do well in

    front of other people, so I

    came to testify for her.

 

    Mia

    Maybe so! But as the attorney

    for the defense, I have the

    right to cross-examine her...

 

    Edgeworth

  Objection!

 

    Edgeworth

    For the time being, we're not

    relying on the witness's

    statements... That is all.

 

    Mia

    Wh-What is that supposed

    to mean!?

 

    Edgeworth

    ...The prosecution has other,

    more decisive evidence.

 

    Edgeworth

    Our case doesn't rest on the

    vague testimony of a

    female college student.

 

    Judge

    A female college student, eh.

 

    Gumshoe

    It means she's “female” AND

    a “college student”, sir!

 

    Edgeworth

    If you absolutely must hear

    her testimony, you'll have to

    give us a good reason why.

 

    Mia

    Grrr...

 

    Judge

    Please tell us about the

    more decisive evidence in

    question.

 

 

Gumshoe

This photo was accidentally

taken by the witness. It shows

her wearing the scarf, sir.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

     

    Mia

    (The victim is wearing a

    scarf in that photo alright.)

     

    Mia

    So, about the witness who

    took this photo...

     

    Mia

    What was this person doing

    all the way in the mountains?

     

    Gumshoe

    She was taking photos of

    wild flowers apparently.

     

    Edgeworth

    There are many unusual types

    of flora on that mountain,

    Ms. Fey.

     

    Edgeworth

    People in the area say

    it's because of the spirits

    that live there.

     

    Judge

    S-Spirits!

    Now that you mention it,

    th-this photo...

     

    Judge

    This cloudy fog-like thing...

    Is-Is it a ghost!?

    I-I don't believe it!

     

    Gumshoe

    No, Your Honor, no...

    I don't think it's a ghost.

 

 

Gumshoe

It was drizzling that day;

unfortunately, it's a little

hard to see what's going on.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Drizzling, huh?

 

    Gumshoe

    That's right. There was a

    light rain coming down.

    The whole place was dreary...

 

    Gumshoe

    ...But not as dreary as the

    mood that's in this court

    room right now. Ha ha.

 

    Mia

    ...

 

    Edgeworth

    ...

 

    Judge

    ...

 

    Gumshoe

    ...Looks like a cold front

    just moved in.

 

    Edgeworth

    In any case...

     

    Edgeworth

    The point is that the area

    was quite damp.

    There was even some fog.

 

    Gumshoe

    I even slipped and fell while

    I was on the bridge.

    It was really something.

 

 

Gumshoe

Anyway, the criminal shoved

the victim down from behind

and stabbed her in the back!

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Is that part of the witness's

    testimony as well?

 

    Gumshoe

    Of course it is.

 

    Gumshoe

    He pushed the victim hard in

    the back and she fell down

    right on her stomach!

 

    Judge

    Hmm...

 

    Judge

    ...I remember that happening

    once myself.

    It was really broodle.

 

    Mia

    ...

 

    Mia

    (Are you talking about seeing

    someone get pushed, or were

    you the one getting pushed?)

 

    Mia

    (Or does it mean that you

    pushed someone down like

    that once...?)

 

    Mia

    (With his mind-boggling tales

    and the way he said, “brutal”,

    I wonder if he's Canadian...)

 

    Armando

    Ha...

 

    Armando

    Save your nasty look for

    the right person.

 

    Mia

    Huh...?

 

    Armando

    ...Take a look.

 

    Armando

    Poor baby... The Court Record

    seems to have wet itself.

 

    Mia

    Hey! Watch where you

    spill your coffee!

 

    Mia

    (The Court Record, huh...)

 

 

Gumshoe

...That must have been

when the scarf fell off.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    So in other words, there was

    a struggle between the

    criminal and the victim, huh?

 

    Gumshoe

    That's what the witness said.

     

    Gumshoe

    Well.

    It looks like she didn't

    remember about the scarf.

 

    Gumshoe

    But from what she said,

    it sounded like a pretty

    violent fight, ma'am.

 

    Mia

    (The area was wet from rain.

    The bridge was probably wet,

    too.)

 

    Mia

    (Which would explain why the

    scarf was all covered in

    mud, but...)

 

    Mia

    (There's something about

    this testimony that's still

    bothering me...)

 

 

Armando

Heh, talk about a surprise.

I had no idea there was

a photo.

 

Mia

S-So what do I do... ?

 

Armando

You really still believe him?

Mr. Crybaby, I mean?

 

Mia

Of course I do!

 

Armando

Hmph...!

So the little kitten believes

in fairy tales, huh...

 

Armando

In that case, the answer

is obvious.

 

Armando

If what you believe is

the truth...

 

Armando

...then that means that

somewhere, hidden in that

testimony, is a contradiction.

 

Armando

One huge contradiction

waiting to be discovered.

...That's your chance.

 

------------------------------------

 

Gumshoe

Anyway, the criminal shoved

the victim down from behind

and stabbed her in the back!

 

[Present ‘Crime Photo’]

 

Mia

Objection!

 

Mia

So at the time of the crime,

there was a light drizzle

coming down, correct?

 

Gumshoe

Yeah, and fog, too.

Just a generally soggy

atmosphere.

 

Mia

Well, I have evidence

that doesn't go with

the soggy atmosphere.

 

Judge

But this is a photo of the

victim's body that was found

in the car trunk.

 

Mia

Considering the conditions

at the scene of the crime,

something isn't right.

 

Edgeworth

...

 

Judge

Well by all means...

Please enlighten us as to

what isn't right!

 

Judge

What is it about this photo of

the trunk that doesn't fit

with the conditions that day?

 

  [Point to the Wrong Area]

 

    Mia

  Take that!

     

    Mia

    Naturally, the answer is...

    right around HERE!

    ...I think.

 

    Judge

    ...Well, Mr. Edgeworth!?

 

    Edgeworth

    It seems to me that Ms. Fey

    could use a trunk herself.

 

    Mia

    What...

 

    Edgeworth

    One that she could hide all

    her bitter memories from this

    trial in, that is.

 

    Judge

    Ho ho ho ho ho...

    You truly are a genius...

 

    Judge

    A genius of sarcasm and

    word-play.

 

    Mia

    (Oops! It looks like I really

    put my foot in my mouth

    that time!)

 

    Armando

    Just relax. Lick your wounds

    clean and then go after him

    again, Kitten.

 

    Armando

    No matter how bitter the

    memory... It can never be as

    bitter as dark black coffee.

 

    Mia

    (Alright, Mia! You have got to

    think harder this time!)

 

    Judge

    Now then, let me ask you

    one more time...

 

Judge

What is it about this photo of

the trunk that doesn't fit

with the conditions that day?

     

[Point to the Victim's Coat]

 

Mia

Take that!

 

Mia

Naturally the answer is...

right here!

 

Judge

The victim's... coat?

 

Judge

As far as I can see, there

is nothing strange about it.

 

Mia

That's exactly what's strange!

 

Mia

Remember the testimony!

What were the conditions

on the bridge that day?

 

Mia

It was drizzling and foggy.

Dusky Bridge was all wet.

 

Mia

If the victim really had

fallen down on her stomach

on top of the bridge...

 

Mia

...then the front of her coat

should have been covered

in mud!

 

Gumshoe

Urk...!

 

Edgeworth

...!

 

Judge

That...

That's exactly right!

 

Judge

The other day I fell on a

muddy street and my gorgeous

playoff beard was befouled!

 

Edgeworth

Objection!

 

Edgeworth

...I do admit that the

crime scene was quite wet

that day.

 

Edgeworth

However! That doesn't mean

that the top of the bridge

itself was muddy!

 

Edgeworth

If Your Honor had fallen in

the shower instead of on a

muddy street...

 

Edgeworth

...his glorious hockey beard,

pride of the Legal League,

would be wet, but not muddy!

 

Judge

Fortunately, I have yet to

test that. Still, your point

is well-taken.

 

Edgeworth

Can you prove that the

surface of the bridge

was muddy that day?

 

Mia

(The surface of the bridge,

huh...)

 

Armando

Ha...!

A real man wouldn't

stand for a taunt like this!

 

Mia

(Neither would a real woman!)

 

Mia

Of course I can!

 

Edgeworth

...!

 

Mia

Here is the evidence that

proves the surface of the

bridge was muddy!

 

    [Present Wrong Evidence]

 

    Mia

  Take that!

 

    Mia

    The evidence is...

 

    Armando

    Wait a minute.

 

    Mia

    Wh-What is it?

    Your timing is terrible...!

 

    Armando

    If you present that

    evidence, it would be like...

 

    Armando

    Like jumping off a 100-story

    building into a bubbling pool

    of magma.

 

    Armando

    ...After tying a 10-ton

    boulder around your neck.

 

    Mia

    What is THAT supposed

    to mean?

 

    Armando

    To put it simply...

    It would be suicide.

 

    Mia

    (Why didn't he just put it

    simply in the first place...?)

 

    Edgeworth

    Is your little chat finished?

    Can we move on now?

 

    Mia

    Yes...

    I-I've changed my mind.

 

    Judge

    Life is short, Ms. Fey.

    Hurry it up already!

 

    Mia

    Yes, Your Honor!

    The defense is now prepared

    to show our evidence!

 

Mia

Here is the evidence that

proves the surface of the

bridge was muddy!

 

[Present ‘Scarf’]

 

Mia

Take that!

 

Mia

The evidence is...

this scarf!

 

Judge

Ah...!

 

Mia

It should be obvious...

 

Mia

If the scarf fell onto the

bridge and got this muddy...

 

Mia

It means that the bridge

was obviously covered in mud!

 

Edgeworth

Urrrnngh...!

No... I can't be outwitted by

this novice bimbo...!

 

Mia

(Hey! Same to you, buddy!)

 

Judge

Ms. Fey's assertion makes

perfect sense to me...

 

Edgeworth

Objection!

 

Edgeworth

I do admit that there

appears to be a

contradiction between...

 

Edgeworth

...the condition of the

victim's coat and her

scarf.

 

Edgeworth

However!

The real question is... why is

there a contradiction?

 

Mia

Huh?

 

Edgeworth

For every contradiction,

there exists an explanation.

 

Edgeworth

Let's look at what the

explanation in this case

may be, shall we?

 

Mia

A-Alright...

(It's not like he's really

giving me a choice here...)

 

Armando

Ha...!

 

Armando

You're doing pretty good.

...For a little kitten.

 

Mia

M-Mr. Armando!

 

Armando

No matter what he says, a

contradiction always come

down to a lie.

 

Armando

It's either the victim

discovered in the trunk...

 

Armando

the witness's photo showing

the defendant and the

victim...

 

Armando

...or the witness's testimony

that stated she saw the

moment of the murder.

 

Armando

Just relax and think it over.

It's pretty simple, isn't it?

 

Armando

The false evidence...

It's one of those three.

 

Judge

Hmph! What you said just now!

I'm not sure I like that!

 

Mia

Th-That wasn't me, Your Honor!

It was the coffee aficionado

over here that said it!

 

Judge

This court is not in the

habit of accepting false

evidence, you know!

 

Armando

Blame it on him, Your Honor.

He's the one trying to slip

false evidence into the court.

 

Mia

...!

 

Armando

But we won't let him!

We'll expose his evidence as

the flimsy scam it really is!

 

Mia

Y-Yes!

 

Mia

The false evidence in

this case is the...

     

    [Select ‘body in the trunk’]

 

    Mia

    If the victim really did try

    to repel her killer and if she

    did fall down on the bridge...

 

    Mia

    ...then you would expect her

    coat to be dirty.

 

    Mia

    Therefore! The body that

    was found in the trunk of

    the car...

 

    Mia

    It was NOT the body of

    Valerie Hawthorne!

 

    Judge

    Wh-What do you have to

    say to that, Mr. Edgeworth!

 

    Edgeworth

    *sigh*

    Objection!

 

    Judge

    Hmm...

    Not only a whisper, but he

    mixed in a sigh, too.

 

    Edgeworth

    Valerie Hawthorne was more

    than a simple meter maid; she

    was a sergeant.

 

    Edgeworth

    There's absolutely no chance

    that a mistake about her

    identity could be made.

 

    Mia

    Uuurgh...

    (I guess he's right...)

 

    Judge

    From this point on, Ms. Fey,

    I will penalize you for making

    unsubstantiated accusations!

 

    Mia

    (Ugggh... Don't do it, Mia!

    Don't cry until you get home!)

 

    Judge

    In any case...!

 

Judge

This court is not in the

habit of accepting false

evidence, you know!

 

Armando

Blame it on him, Your Honor.

He's the one trying to slip

false evidence into the court.

 

Mia

...!

 

Armando

But we won't let him!

We'll expose his evidence as

the flimsy scam it really is!

 

Mia

Y-Yes!

 

Mia

The false evidence in

this case is the...

 

    [Select ‘witness’s photo’]

 

    Mia

    About the photo that the

    prosecution claims was taken

    by a witness...

 

    Mia

    It certainly seems to show

    a man in a prison uniform

    and a woman in a coat.

 

    Mia

    However! We can't tell any

    more than that from the photo!

 

    Edgeworth

  Objection!

 

    Edgeworth

    Are you saying the people in

    the photo may not be the

    victim and the defendant?

 

    Mia

    W-Well that's certainly

    a possibility!

 

    Edgeworth

    So perhaps it was another

    prisoner and policewoman?

 

    Edgeworth

    I admit, people have their

    quirks. Perhaps they were part

    of a role-playing group?

 

    Mia

    W-Well, I suppose that's

    also p-possible... I guess...

 

    Armando

    You messed up again... Kitten.

 

    Mia

    M-Mr. Armando!

 

    Armando

    There should be something

    else that's even more

    suspicious.

 

    Armando

    Now think the whole thing

    over again.

 

    Judge

    From this point on, Ms. Fey,

    I will penalize you for making

    unsubstantiated accusations!

 

    Mia

    (Ugggh... Don't do it, Mia!

    Don't cry until you get home!)

 

    Judge

    In any case...!

 

Judge

This court is not in the

habit of accepting false

evidence, you know!

 

Armando

Blame it on him, Your Honor.

He's the one trying to slip

false evidence into the court.

 

Mia

...!

 

Armando

But we won't let him!

We'll expose his evidence as

the flimsy scam it really is!

 

Mia

Y-Yes!

 

Mia

The false evidence in

this case is the...

 

[Select ‘witness’s testimony’]

 

Mia

It is a no-brainer.

Obviously it's the witness

that's suspicious!

 

Mia

This is what the detective

stated during his earlier

testimony:

 

Mia

“The criminal shoved the

victim down from behind

and stabbed her in the back.”

 

Mia

Now, is that testimony

exactly what the witness

claims to have seen?

 

Gumshoe

Yeah.

...That's what the witness

told us.

 

Mia

That testimony...

is filled with holes.

 

Mia

After all, the victim's coat

isn't dirty at all.

 

Judge

Hmm... That's true.

 

Armando

Ha...!

It's not just true.

It's the truth.

 

Armando

If there was a truly decisive

witness in this case...

 

Armando

...I'm certain that boy wonder

over there would have called

them in the first place!

 

Mia

...Your Honor!

 

Mia

The defense requests

to cross-examine the

eyewitness!

 

Mia

The testimony presented so

far is not only vague, but

contradictory as well!

 

Judge

Well, Mr. Edgeworth?

 

Judge

It appears that we'll need

to hear from your mystery

witness after all.

 

Edgeworth

...

*sigh*

You should brace yourself.

 

Edgeworth

...For the brutal truth.

 

Mia

...?

 

Edgeworth

Your Honor, the prosecution

has no intention of hiding the

witness from the court.

 

Edgeworth

We are prepared to present

our witness at any time.

 

Judge

Very well...

Please bring forth your

witness at this time.

 

Mia

(What Mr. Edgeworth said...

kind of worries me...)

 

Mia

(What does he mean by

the brutal truth”?)

 

------------------------------------

 

Judge

Now, let's proceed with the

testimony.

 

Judge

Mr. Edgeworth.

Please go right ahead.

 

Edgeworth

Thank you, Your Honor.

The prosecution summons...

 

Edgeworth

...the woman who saw the

events that day with her

very own eyes.

 

Mia

(This is it, Mia! The battle

begins here!)

 

Edgeworth

...Witness.

What is your name and

occupation?

 

Edgeworth

...

 

Judge

...

 

Mia

(Everyone is so silent that

I can hear their hearts going

pitter-patter...)

 

Judge

Hmm... Ohh...

 

Judge

When I look at you...

How can I put it...

 

Judge

You look as scrumptous as a

double-double and a dozen

doughnut holes...

 

Judge

I feel like I want to just

hurry and hand down a verdict

just to have a bite...

 

Mia

(Hey, hey! Not so fast!)

 

Edgeworth

...*sigh*

As I said before...

 

Edgeworth

This witness is very

sensitive and delicate.

 

Edgeworth

I would ask the court to

please exercise care when

addressing her.

 

Judge

Yes, indeed...

Thank you, Mr. Edgeworth.

You are a true gentleman.

 

Judge

Ms. Fey!

You could learn a lot from

this man!

 

Mia

(...If he's such a gentleman,

he sure doesn't act like one

to me.)

 

???

Umm... Sir?

 

Judge

Hmmm...

Eh? Yes, my dear?

 

???

This is my first time,

so I'm sure I'll make a

lot of mistakes.

 

???

Anyway... I just wanted to

say I'm sorry for all the

trouble I might cause...

 

Judge

Hmmmmm...

Not at all! It's no trouble

at all!

 

Mia

Now then...

May we please have your

name and occupation?

 

Melissa

My name is, umm...

..Melissa Foster.

 

Melissa

I'm a college student...

A-A freshman in the

literature department.

 

Edgeworth

You were on the scene

when the unfortunate event

occurred, correct?

 

Mia

...And you were the one

who took this photo?

Is that accurate?

 

Melissa

Waaaaaah!

H-How can you be so mean...?

 

Judge

Now see here! What are you

doing shoving that in her face

like that!?

 

Mia

Huh? B-But it's just a

photograph! It's not like

it's something dangerous!

 

Judge

Next time I'll be forced

to penalize you!

 

Mia

(Uh oh... I don't like the

turn this has taken...)

 

Melissa

...

 

Mia

...?

(Is she... staring at me?)

 

Melissa

Umm...

And you would be...?

 

Mia

Huh?

I-I'm the defense lawyer.

...My name is Mia Fey.

 

Melissa

...

 

Melissa

...I see.

So you are...

 

Judge

Now then, young lady.

Could you please give us

your testimony?

 

Melissa

Yes, Your Honor...

I-I'll do my best.

 

------------------------------------

 

  Witness

 Testimony

 

-- The Witness's Photograph --

 

Melissa

I... I was using my camera to

take some pictures of wild

flowers.

 

Melissa

Then, I noticed there were

two people standing up on

the suspension bridge.

 

Melissa

Suddenly, they just

started fighting!

 

Melissa

That's when I hurried

and took the photo that

shows the crucial moment.

 

Melissa

And right after that,

I called the police.

 

------------------------------------

 

Judge

Hmm...

 

Judge

By the way, where were

you standing when the

incident occurred...?

 

Edgeworth

I believe the map would

be of help here.

 

Melissa

Umm... I was standing right

over... here.

 

Melissa

I was standing in a

beautiful field, surrounded

by tall cliffs.

 

Judge

So you took the photo

from that location, eh.

 

Melissa

I brought the camera I was

using at the time,  just like

Mr. Edgeworth asked me to.

 

Judge

Ho ho ho.

What a cute camera...

Just like its owner.

 

Camera added to the

Court Record.

 

Judge

...Alright then, Ms. Fey.

Time for your cross-

examination.

 

Judge

But I warn you, make the

witness cry again, and you'll

feel the wrath of my gavel.

 

------------------------------------

 

   Cross

 Examination

 

 -- The Witness's Photograph --

 

Melissa

I... I was using my camera to

take some pictures of wild

flowers.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Did you say... “wild flowers”?

 

    Melissa

    Yes, the mountain is

    famous for its beautiful

    spring wild flowers.

 

    Mia

    Umm... But it's only February.

 

    Melissa

    Well, I... I couldn't wait

    for Spring to come.

 

    Judge

    Ho ho...

    I know just how you feel!

 

    Judge

    It's just like when I first

    started growing this glorious

    beard of mine...

 

    Judge

    I just couldn't wait, so I

    wore a dyed blonde Santa beard

    until mine grew in properly.

 

    Edgeworth

    ...Would you mind if we got

    back to the facts of the

    case, Your Honor?

 

 

Melissa

Then, I noticed there were

two people standing up on

the suspension bridge.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Was there anything strange

    about the two of them?

 

    Melissa

    I... I'm a bad girl.

    ...I know I am.

 

    Melissa

    It looked like they were

    having a really serious

    conversation up there...

 

    Melissa

    ...So I decided to watch them.

    Like some kind of Peeping Tom.

 

    Judge

    No, not at all!

    Everyone is like that!

 

    Judge

    I love watching other

    people fight, too. In fact,

    I can't get enough of it!

 

    Judge

    ...Actually, that's why I

    took this job in the first

    place.

 

    Mia

    (Too much info, Your Honor!)

 

    Edgeworth

    ...In any case, it's perfectly

    natural for you to have

    kept watching them.

 

    Edgeworth

    Especially dressed as they

    were...

 

    Melissa

    Well, anyway...I was

    watching them very closely.

 

 

Melissa

Suddenly, they just

started fighting!

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!


    Mia

    Do you have any idea what

    they were fighting about?

 

    Melissa

    Eh? No... I have no idea.

    Why do you ask that?

 

    Mia

    Oh, I just thought that

    maybe you overheard

    what they said...

 

    Melissa

    ...

 

    Mia

    ...!

 

    Melissa

    I would never...

    I would never eavesdrop...

     

    Melissa

    I've got more class than that!

 

    Judge

    That's right, Ms. Fey!

    Don't drag the witness down

    to your level!

 

    Mia

    (Grrrr...!)

 

 

Melissa

That's when I hurried

and took the photo that

shows the crucial moment.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

     

    Mia

    Why did you take a photo?

 

    Melissa

    Well, the two of them were

    really going at it...

 

    Melissa

    Ever since I was a little

    girl, I always wanted to be

    a news reporter...

 

    Melissa

    I guess that part of me

    just kind of took over...

 

    Mia

    (Smells like a lie to me...)

 

    Judge

    Yes, I understand completely!

     

    Judge

    Even now, I can't completely

    abandon my boyhood dreams...

 

    Judge

    I still use my grandson to

    test my comedy routines on!

 

    Mia

    (So he wanted to be a

    comedian, huh. ...Not that it

    has any bearing on this.)

 

    Melissa

    All I could do was to

    use my camera.

 

    Melissa

    So I took the photo of

    the crucial moment and

    gave it to the police.

 

 

Melissa

And right after that,

I called the police.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    You called the police?

 

    Melissa

    Yes. Because it looked to me

    like the murderer was going to

    try to escape.

 

    Edgeworth

    ...We were already moving

    before the call even came in.

 

    Edgeworth

    Thanks to the victim's note,

    we had already started our

    operation.

 

    Judge

    Hmm...

    That was certainly tough

    luck for the criminal, eh.

 

 

Mia

(If Terry Fawles isn't

the criminal...)

 

Mia

(Then there must be

something strange in that

girl's testimony!)

 

Armando

Be careful, Kitten.

 

Armando

That girl has the judge

wrapped right around her

little finger.

 

Armando

You're going to have a tough

time poking holes in that

testimony of hers.

 

Mia

(You're going to have to

come up with something

really good, Mia!)

 

------------------------------------

 

Melissa

That's when I hurried

and took the photo that

shows the crucial moment.

 

[Present ‘Witness’s Photo’]

 

Mia

Objection!

 

Mia

...Witness.

 

Mia

When you said, “crucial

Moment”, is this what you

meant?

 

Melissa

Err...

 

Mia

All I can see in this photo

are two people facing

each other.

 

Mia

You testified that you saw

the two of them starting to

fight.

 

Mia

Normally that's the kind of

thing we would refer to as

crucial moment!

 

Mia

Why haven't you presented

a photo like that!?

 

Melissa

...W-Well, you see...

 

Edgeworth

...The photo we presented

was the only one there was.

 

Mia

But if you really wanted to

capture the crucial moment...

 

Mia

...then what happened next?

You must have taken a photo

of it!

 

Judge

Hm...

Hmmmmm... Doh!

 

Judge

Err... Umm...

My apologies, young lady...

 

Judge

But Ms. Fey's assertion

is not without a certain

amount of merit...

 

Mia

He can certainly downplay

a situation, can't he...

 

Melissa

...I-I'm sorry...

...I'm a very bad girl.

 

Melissa

I umm...

I used it all up...

The film, I mean.

 

Judge

You ran out of film!?

 

Melissa

Err, this photo was the

last one.

 

Mia

What!?

 

Edgeworth

Unfortunately, that is the

truth.

 

Edgeworth

...I personally examined all

of the photographs she took

that day.

 

Edgeworth

All the other photos are of

the witness herself, playing

among the wild flowers.

 

Mia

The witness herself?

Then who took the photos?

 

Melissa

Well... You see...

My camera has a timer

feature built into it.

 

Mia

So, you took photos of

yourself!?

 

Judge

Hmm...

I remember taking some photos

of myself once, too!

 

Mia

(Please! No details...!)

 

Judge

...It seems that Ms. Fey's

assertion was not so decisive

after all.

 

Mia

W-Wait!

Just a minute!

 

Judge

Well, if she had no film left,

she couldn't very well take

more pictures, eh.

 

Edgeworth

Ms. Foster, perhaps then

you could tell us about a

different sort of photos.

 

Edgeworth

Photos of the incident that

you “took” with your very

own eyes.

 

Melissa

Mr. Edgeworth...

You're quite the poet!

 

Judge

Very well then! Let's get back

to the cross-examination.

 

Judge

...Let's hear your thoughts

on the fight that you

witnessed!

 

Melissa

Yes... Mr. Judge.

 

Mia

(Boy, this guy is really a

sucker for sweet talk...)

 

Armando

Ha...!

 

Armando

It looks like the other kitten

in the room is the one that's

getting all the attention.

 

Mia

Yeah, it’s sickening.

 

------------------------------------

Melissa

I... I was using my camera to

take some pictures of wild

flowers.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Did you say... “wild flowers”?

 

    Melissa

    Yes, the mountain is

    famous for its beautiful

    spring wild flowers.

 

    Mia

    Umm... But it's only February.

 

    Melissa

    Well, I... I couldn't wait

    for Spring to come.

 

    Judge

    Ho ho...

    I know just how you feel!

 

    Judge

    It's just like when I first

    started growing this glorious

    beard of mine...

 

    Judge

    I just couldn't wait, so I

    wore a dyed blonde Santa beard

    until mine grew in properly.

 

    Edgeworth

    ...Would you mind if we got

    back to the facts of the

    case, Your Honor?

 

 

Melissa

Then, I noticed there were

two people standing up on

the suspension bridge.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Was there anything strange

    about the two of them?

 

    Melissa

    I... I'm a bad girl.

    ...I know I am.

 

    Melissa

    It looked like they were

    having a really serious

    conversation up there...

 

    Melissa

    ...So I decided to watch them.

    Like some kind of Peeping Tom.

 

    Judge

    No, not at all!

    Everyone is like that!

 

    Judge

    I love watching other

    people fight, too. In fact,

    I can't get enough of it!

 

    Judge

    ...Actually, that's why I

    took this job in the first

    place.

 

    Mia

    (Too much info, Your Honor!)

 

    Edgeworth

    ...In any case, it's perfectly

    natural for you to have

    kept watching them.

 

    Edgeworth

    Especially dressed as they

    were...

 

    Melissa

    Well, anyway...I was

    watching them very closely.

 

 

Melissa

Suddenly, they just

started fighting!

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!


    Mia

    Do you have any idea what

    they were fighting about?

 

    Melissa

    Eh? No... I have no idea.

    Why do you ask that?

 

    Mia

    Oh, I just thought that

    maybe you overheard

    what they said...

 

    Melissa

    ...

 

    Mia

    ...!

 

    Melissa

    I would never...

    I would never eavesdrop...

     

    Melissa

    I've got more class than that!

 

    Judge

    That's right, Ms. Fey!

    Don't drag the witness down

    to your level!

 

    Mia

    (Grrrr...!)

 

 

Melissa

The victim turned around

and tried to run away, but...

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    The victim...

    Why do you think she tried

    to run away?

 

    Melissa

    Umm...

 

    Mia

    With her police training, she

    certainly knew better than to

    turn her back on a criminal...

 

    Edgeworth

  Objection!

 

    Edgeworth

    This was a large, powerful

    man with a knife.

 

    Edgeworth

    If it had been a quaggy woman

    like you, I'm sure she would

    have acted differently.

 

    Mia

    (“Quaggy”!? Why you...!)

 

    Judge

    If it had been me, I probably

    would have jumped into the

    river!

 

    Mia

    (There's still something

    wrong with this testimony...)

 

 

Melissa

She only got about 10 yards

before she was stabbed

in the back.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    So you're saying

    Sergeant Hawthorne wasn't

    able to get away from him...?

 

    Melissa

    Well, it's a narrow bridge

    and it was swaying back

    and forth...

 

    Melissa

    If you ask me, both of them

    were in danger of falling off.

 

    Melissa

    I only wish I could have

    done something to help her...

 

    Judge

    Hmmmm...

    That seems to make sense.

 

    Mia

    I wonder about that...

    Something seems kind

    of off...

 

    Armando

    Ha...!

    You have a good sixth sense.

 

    Armando

    When you feel that something's

    off, that's when you need to

    figure out why...

 

 

Mia

(If Terry Fawles isn't

the criminal...)

 

Mia

(Then there must be

something strange in that

girl's testimony!)

 

Armando

Be careful, Kitten.

 

Armando

That girl has the judge

wrapped right around her

little finger.

 

Armando

You're going to have a tough

time poking holes in that

testimony of hers.

 

Mia

(You're going to have to

come up with something

really good, Mia!)

 

------------------------------------

 

Melissa

She only got about 10 yards

before she was stabbed

in the back.

 

[Present ‘Dusky Bridge Map’]

 

Mia

Objection!

 

Mia

Witness!

Your testimony is a joke!

 

Melissa

Huh... Wh-What...?

B-But I... I just...

 

Judge

Ms. Fey!

I thought I warned you not

to make the witness cry!

 

Mia

One short testimony and

two bad contradictions...

 

Mia

There's no possible excuse!

 

Judge

You say there were...

two contradictions!?

 

Mia

It's simple.

Just take a look at the

diagram of the area.

 

Mia

According to her testimony,

two of them were in the

middle of the bridge.

 

Mia

But if they were, and the

victim had turned around

and tried to run...

 

Mia

Well, then...

 

Judge

S-She would've hit a

dead end...!

 

Mia

You said 10 yards, but she

couldn't have ran even 5!

 

Mia

Because Dusky Bridge is

collapsed on that side!

 

Melissa

Waaaaaah!

 

Judge

Wh-What does all this

mean!?

 

Mia

It's very simple, Your Honor.

 

Mia

This charming, little witness

told a charming, little lie.

 

Mia

That's all there is to it.

 

Melissa

Nnnn...ggg...urk...

 

Judge

Th-This beautiful, young

lady has been l-lying

to the court...?

 

Edgeworth

Objection!

 

Edgeworth

Just a moment, Your Honor.

 

Mia

(M-Mr. Edgeworth...!)

 

Edgeworth

Your Honor...

Allow me to personally

apologize for the confusion.

 

Judge

What do you mean?

 

Edgeworth

There's one major mistake

in this diagram.

 

Mia

What did you say!?

 

Judge

What are you referring to?

 

Edgeworth

It's all because this diagram

was made after the incident

occurred.

 

Edgeworth

It's a very old bridge...

We couldn't find any

official blueprints of it.

 

Judge

S-So you're saying...?

 

Edgeworth

I'm saying that even though

this bridge is currently

in disrepair...

 

Edgeworth

...there's no evidence that

can prove that the bridge was

broken during the incident.

 

Mia

Th-That's ridiculous...!

 

Edgeworth

You can't actually tell the

condition of the bridge from

this photo...

 

Edgeworth

I apologize to the court for

not being more clear when

I presented the evidence.

 

Judge

Hmm.

Hmmmm...

 

Armando

Ha...!

That guy is good.

 

Mia

Huh? What do you mean?

 

Armando

He planned it from the

beginning.

 

Armando

He's a genius alright...

That diagram of the bridge

was his insurance policy.

 

Mia

(What!? That coward!)

 

Judge

Well, Ms. Fey...

It seems you've, once again,

made a reckless accusation.

 

Mia

...!

 

Melissa

I-I'm so sorry!

I should have been more

careful myself...!

 

Judge

No, no, no, no!

It wasn't YOUR fault at all!

 

Edgeworth

Now then...

Shall we go on with the trial?

 

Edgeworth

I'd like to establish, once

and for all, what it was that

the witness actually saw.

 

Judge

Indeed.

 

Judge

Alright, young lady...

 

Judge

May I ask you to please

proceed with your testimony?

 

Melissa

But I...

It's so hard to go on...!

 

Judge

We're all on your side,

Ms. Foster!

 

Edgeworth

There's no need to worry.

Just tell us what you saw.

 

Melissa

Y-Yes, sir!

 

------------------------------------

 

  Witness

 Testimony

 

-- Running From the Crime --

 

Melissa

After he stabbed her in the

back, he quickly picked her

up in his arms.

 

Melissa

Then he carried her over

to the car.

 

Melissa

I suppose that was the

only way he could make

sure the body stayed hidden.

 

Melissa

He couldn't just leave the

body on top of the bridge.

 

Melissa

Oh, I'm sorry... I'm only

supposed to talk about what

I saw.

 

------------------------------------

 

Judge

Hmm...

Witnessing such violence

must have been difficult.

 

Melissa

Yes, sir...

I-I'm still shaken up...

 

Armando

If he accepts this testimony

as it is, we're finished.

 

Mia

D-Don't say that...!

 

Armando

Oh well...

Maybe I'll stop off at my

favorite café on the way home.

 

Armando

They make a really great

mocha latté...

 

Mia

This trial isn't over yet!

 

Armando

Ha...!

That's what I like to hear...

 

Judge

Alright, Ms. Fey.

Your cross-examination,

if you please.

 

Mia

(The contradiction is staring

you right in the face, Mia!

Go on the attack!)

 

------------------------------------

 

  Cross

Examination

 

-- Running From the Crime --

 

Melissa

After he stabbed her in the

back, he quickly picked her

up in his arms.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Are you saying that the

    victim didn't fall down

    on the bridge?

 

    Melissa

    Err... Umm...

    Actually, maybe she did fall.

 

    Edgeworth

    Of course she didn't fall

    down on the bridge.

 

    Edgeworth

    If she had fallen down,

    this photo wouldn't make

    any sense.

 

    Edgeworth

    If that was the case, her

    coat would've been all muddy.

 

    Mia

  Objection!

 

    Mia

    If you don't mind, I was

    asking the witness!

 

    Edgeworth

    *sigh*

    No need to be so rude.

 

    Judge

    Well, young lady?

 

    Melissa

    ...

 

    Melissa

    Of course she didn't

    fall down.

 

    Melissa

    The man in the prison uniform

    grabbed her before she could.

 

    Mia

    ...

 

    Armando

    Ha...

    We're one step too slow...

 

    Edgeworth

    And then, what did the

    defendant do after that?

 

 

Melissa

Then he carried her over

to the car.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    You personally witnessed that?

 

    Melissa

    Y-Yes...

 

    Mia

    Did anything strange happen

    when he did that?

 

    Melissa

    Well, I don't know if you'd

    call it strange or not...

 

    Melissa

    ...but that's when the

    victim's scarf fell off.

 

    Judge

    Hmm...

    You mean this scarf!?

 

    Edgeworth

    Her words match what we

    found at the scene.

    I don't see any problem...

 

 

Melissa

I suppose that was the

only way he could make

sure the body stayed hidden.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    You mean the defendant carried

    the body all by himself?

 

    Melissa

    Y-Yes...

 

    Edgeworth

    Considering the size of the

    defendant, I don't think it

    would be difficult.

 

    Mia

    Yes, but... Let's remember

    they were on a narrow bridge

    that was ready to collapse!

 

    Mia

    Is it even possible for him to

    have carried a dead body on

    a bridge like that...?

 

    Edgeworth

  Objection!

 

    Edgeworth

    Well, the fact of the

    matter is that he DID!

 

    Edgeworth

    That kind of talk is just

    silly!

 

    Mia

    (Wow... Why did he get so

    emotional all of a sudden?)

 

    Judge

    Ms. Fey, if you think there's

    some other possibility, please

    share it with the rest of us.

 

 

Melissa

He couldn't just leave the

body on top of the bridge.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Why do you say that? It's

    already a broken-down bridge

    hidden away in the mountains.

 

    Mia

    Doing anything more to hide

    the corpse would be going

    overboard, wouldn't it?

 

    Melissa

    Yes, but that mountain is

    famous among hikers.

 

    Melissa

    A surprising number of

    people go up there.

 

    Mia

    But it's February, right

    And it was raining that day,

    correct?

 

    Melissa

    There is also a small temple

    and a channeling dojo there.

 

    Melissa

    You know those monks...

    They just love cold, isolated

    places...

 

    Edgeworth

    I think the witness is trying

    to say that the corpse could

    have been found at any time...

 

    Edgeworth

    Besides, the witness is

    merely reporting what she

    witnessed with her own eyes.

 

    Melissa

    ...

 

 

Melissa

Oh, I'm sorry... I'm only

supposed to talk about what

I saw.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

     

    Mia

    And you're absolutely certain

    that it was my client who was

    carrying the body?

 

    Melissa

    ...

 

    Melissa

    Well, he was wearing a

    prisoner's uniform, but...

    as for his face...

 

    Judge

    So you're saying you didn't

    get a clear look at his face?

 

    Melissa

    Well, they were far away and

    it was raining as well.

 

    Melissa

    I-I thought I was only

    supposed to say exactly

    what I saw...

 

    Judge

    Excellent!

    You're a remarkably honest

    young woman!

 

 

Mia

(Something about this

testimony is bothering

me, but what...?)

 

Armando

Hey, Kitten...

Have you ever put salt

in your coffee?

 

Mia

No... Why would I!?

 

Armando

Why not?

 

Mia

Huh...?

 

Armando

It may actually go better

with coffee than sugar, right?

 

Mia

...

 

Armando

Listen. My point is if you're

not sure, you might as well

add a ton of salt to it.

 

Armando

It might... bring out the rust

in something. Like a piece

of evidence.

 

Mia

(He's right, Mia...

Go present something.

You've got nothing to lose!)

 

Armando

By the way, I wouldn't put

salt in my coffee. The two

don't go well, after all.

 

------------------------------------

Melissa

I suppose that was the

only way he could make

sure the body stayed hidden.

 

[Present ‘Dusky Bridge Map’]

 

Mia

Objection!

 

Mia

A killer not wanting his

victim to be found...

I can understand that.

 

Mia

However! The idea of moving

the body for that purpose is

clearly odd.

 

Mia

There was a much easier

way to make sure the body

wasn't found!

 

Edgeworth

...

 

Judge

W-Well? What is it!?

 

Mia

Take another look at the

map of the area and you'll

see how.

 

Mia

There's a river right below

the bridge.

 

Mia

If I remember correctly,

it was Mr. Edgeworth

himself that said...

 

Edgeworth

For those who are not aware,

Eagle River is well-known for

its powerful current.

 

Edgeworth

Most bodies that fall in

are never recovered...

 

Judge

Ahh...

 

Mia

In the kidnapping case 5 years

ago, the victim's body was

carried away and never found.

 

Melissa

...!

 

Mia

If 10 murders were to occur

at that same spot above the

Eagle River...

 

Mia

...you can bet your boots that

every other killer would have

tossed the body in the water!

 

Judge

Order! Order! Order!

 

Judge

I'm not sure if I care

for the way you put that,

Ms. Fey!

 

Judge

But, I must admit it does seem

odd not to have thrown the

body into the river!

 

Melissa

Ooooh...!

 

Judge

Well, Mr. Edgeworth?

 

Edgeworth

*sigh*

How sad.

 

Edgeworth

Perhaps Ms. Fey would do

well to try taking a dip in

the river herself.

 

Edgeworth

After all, you claim to be

such an expert in the ways

of nature...

 

Mia

What are you talking about?

 

Edgeworth

My point is that no matter how

odd you may find the killer's

method of body-disposal...

 

Edgeworth

...the fact is that this is

what the killer did.

 

Edgeworth

None of your arguments have

anything to do with what the

witness saw.

 

Judge

Hmm...

Quite true...

 

Judge

Ms. Fey, it seems that your

assertion is without merit

after all.

 

Mia

Objection!

 

Mia

But what the witness claims

to have seen is totally

ridiculous...

 

Edgeworth

Objection!

 

Edgeworth

Surely you can't deny that

the body was found in the

trunk of the car.

 

Judge

That's certainly consistent

with what the witness has

told us.

 

Mia

Ugh...

 

Edgeworth

Please, witness, go on

with your testimony.

 

Melissa

I-I'll try...

 

Edgeworth

All you have to do is

tell us only what you saw.

 

Edgeworth

Otherwise the mean lady

might yell at you again.

 

Mia

(Who is he talking about!?)

 

Melissa

Alright!

I-I'll do my best!

 

------------------------------------

 

Melissa

After he stabbed her in the

back, he quickly picked her

up in his arms.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    Are you saying that the

    victim didn't fall down

    on the bridge?

 

    Melissa

    Err... Umm...

    Actually, maybe she did fall.

 

    Edgeworth

    Of course she didn't fall

    down on the bridge.

 

    Edgeworth

    If she had fallen down,

    this photo wouldn't make

    any sense.

 

    Edgeworth

    If that was the case, her

    coat would've been all muddy.

 

    Mia

  Objection!

 

    Mia

    If you don't mind, I was

    asking the witness!

 

    Edgeworth

    *sigh*

    No need to be so rude.

 

    Judge

    Well, young lady?

 

    Melissa

    ...

 

    Melissa

    Of course she didn't

    fall down.

 

    Melissa

    The man in the prison uniform

    grabbed her before she could.

 

    Mia

    ...

 

    Armando

    Ha...

    We're one step too slow...

 

    Edgeworth

    And then, what did the

    defendant do after that?

 

 

Melissa

Then he carried her over

to the car.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    You personally witnessed that?

 

    Melissa

    Y-Yes...

 

    Mia

    Did anything strange happen

    when he did that?

 

    Melissa

    Well, I don't know if you'd

    call it strange or not...

 

    Melissa

    ...but that's when the

    victim's scarf fell off.

 

    Judge

    Hmm...

    You mean this scarf!?

 

    Edgeworth

    Her words match what we

    found at the scene.

    I don't see any problem...

 

 

Melissa

The killer broke into the

trunk of the stolen car and

hid the body in there.

 

    [Press]

     

    Mia

  Hold it!

 

    Mia

    What did the man do then?

 

    Melissa

    Well... Naturally, he got in

    the car and was about to flee.

 

    Melissa

    That's... That's when I

    came to my senses.

 

    Melissa

    I said myself,

    "You have to call the police!"

 

    Edgeworth

    And so that's when you

    called the police?