Mock Trial Team Advances

Lawyer and head coach, Ryan Costantini, explained that the case, UNITED STATES v. GAYLE/GAIL STORM, "is a homicide case, a triple murder to be precise. The Defendant, Gayle/Gail Storm, is accused of murdering three members of the Way family: Archie Way, a prominent Connecticut veterinarian; his wife, Annie Way; and their daughter, Skye Way, on July 4, 2008." On the first Tuesday, the prosecution, led by attorneys Thomas Betts '19, Robert Downes '18, and Ishaa Sohail '20 with witnesses portrayed by James Ravalese '20, Aidan O'Loughlin '20, and David Marottolo '18, competed against the defense team from Classical Magnet. The next week it was the defense's turn, with attorneys Caitlin Budzik '21, Mia Seymour '19, and Matthew Marottolo '20 assisted by witnesses Noa Boyd '18, Emma Ouellette '18, and Kyle Frankel '21. For both trials, Mathew Safalow '19 served as the capable timekeeper, and Alyssa Pilecki' 20 and Madeline Arcaro '21 served as bailiffs. 
 
In order to move on to the next round, both sides had to win their trials. So it wasn't until the after the second trial that the KO team got the news: they will move on to the next round which is set to take place in early February.
 
 
Missing from Photo: Michael Autorino '19
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