His Bloody Project - The Trial: Third Day - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Graeme MaCrae Burnet
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The main witness that testified on the third day was Thompson, the author of Travels in the Border-lands of Lunacy. Thompson testified that it is possible to identify someone who has the hereditary traits associated with the so called “criminal class.” He informed the jury that the people of Culduie were small and of poor stock, probably due to long-term interbreeding. When asked about Roddy’s sanity, he explained that there is no evidence that Roddy was insane, however, when pressed, he conceded that it was possible that he suffered from “mania without delirium,” making him not responsible for his actions. Thompson went on to theorize that it is very possible that due to Flora’s genital mutilation, Roddy’s motive was revenge against Flora and not her father.

On the first day of deliberation, the jury did not...

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