Instigator / Pro
0
1500
rating
5
debates
30.0%
won
Topic
#4892

Simulated Court

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Winner
0
0

After not so many votes...

It's a tie!
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
1
Time for argument
One week
Max argument characters
10,000
Voting period
One week
Point system
Winner selection
Voting system
Open
Contender / Con
0
1306
rating
216
debates
45.37%
won
Description

The defendant, Lane Hill, has been charged with murdering their business partner, Zoe Caine.
Zoe Caine apparently had a gambling problem and had been unlucky for some period of time.
Thinking her luck would change, Zoe borrowed money frequently from a local loan shark, Lex
Carbon. Zoe’s luck didn’t change and, under pressure for payment from Lex, Zoe started stealing
money from the shared business. With skyrocketing interest and continued gambling losses,
Zoe’s debt to the loan shark was still over $200,000, even after she had drained the business dry.
Carbon had already given Zoe several physically violent “messages” indicating the debt was to be
paid – “or else.” In the meantime, Lane hired an accountant to determine why the business was
in the red. When Lane learned Zoe had been stealing from their business and had driven it to the
point of bankruptcy, Lane allegedly became enraged and threatened to kill Zoe. A few days later,
Zoe was found dead. Through a Buy-Sell Agreement and life insurance policy, Lane would
become a half million dollars richer as a result of Zoe’s death. Who murdered Zoe?

Link to full case: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O6bAOGmHbKtuh-wv6enmyAVosr287q5r/view

Round 1
Pro
#1
Forfeited
Con
#2
Not guilty.