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Jury in Danger.

There were twelve people on the jury. Every one of them killed. No one knew who to blame, but they all suspected the prosecutor, Ash Mayfield. He had been accused of killing his wife, Jessica.
The jury members were told to take their seats, as the bailiff announced that court was in session.
Everyone had taken their seats while Mr Sultan called up his first witness. After about ten minutes or so, Mr Evans, Ash's lawyer, brought up his witnesses.

It continued this way for about another hour or so and then it was time for everyone to go home.
The judge announced that the very next day, the jury should have a verdict. When that day came,
Mayfield was found not guilty. Five days later, the killings began.
The twelve jury members from the Mayfield case were Karen, Linda, Diane, Martin, Louise, Tracey,
Ben, Michael, Robert, Samantha, Simon, and John. If only they had known how miserable their lives were about to become. John was at a restaurant with his wife, Suzy. It was their first anniversary, and so they wanted to make it special. It was special alright, but for the worst. John and his wife were talking, when John had to go to the men's room. John was standing over the sink washing his hands. He suspected he was alone, but then out of nowhere someone came up from behind him and wrapped a rope tightly around his neck. He struggled and fought but his attacker was too strong. As
John's face turned from pale to purple, he hit the ground.

That same night, Karen was in her bedroom. Her long, luscious hair flowed as she walked, over to one of her drawers, searching for her favourite outfit. Not knowing her fate she turned around to meet the edge of large dagger, stabbed twenty four times. Blood everywhere. She yelled for help, but by the time her neighbours came, her killer was gone and she was dead.

Now the police began to get suspicious. Two jury members, killed on the same day. Was it just a coincidence? They decided not to assume anything right away. But after four more strange occurrences the following day, the police began to pull suspects. Linda’s' body was found in the local park. At first the police could not make out the body because it seems she had been cut up, into pieces. Tracey, Ben, Michael, and Diane had all been reported missing by family members. Usually, search parties are only sent out when people are missing for over twenty four hours, but since all of these people were previous jury members on the Ash Mayfield case, they made an exception. After about an hour of searching, all four bodies were finally found at the same location. Apparently the killer locked all four of them in a deserted caravan in the woods. The killer then lit the place on fire and went on to his next three victims, Samantha, Martin, and Michael. Witnesses claimed to have seen someone drag three bodies out of the back of their boot and throw each one into the lake. Police went to check it out, and sure enough they were also jury members. They realised the only two jury members left were Robert and Simon and they knew that the two were in great danger. Before anybody could warn them, Robert was found dead near his home from an "accidental" fatal car crash. Who was doing these inhumane things? And how were they moving so fast, escaping the cops every time? A day later Simon was found buried alive in the cemetery. He died from suffocation. An end to the killings. But why did they start? Who had done it? Later on that day, they brought in Ash
Mayfield for questioning. It turns out that Ash had been out of town while these murders were taking place.

But I knew Ash didn't kill the jury. I know. I killed them. They all deserved to die because they couldn't see the truth and they let Ash Mayfield walk free when he should have been convicted.
Jessica, Ash's wife, was my daughter. One night she called and told me he was physically hurting her.
I told her I was coming over, but when I got there, Ash was gone and she was dead. He had beaten her to death. Ash had never met me before because I never liked the idea of my daughter getting married in the first place, which is why he didn't recognise me in the courtroom. The jury should have seen past his lies. But they didn't. They had to pay. My next mission is to get rid of Ash and then I will be satisfied. I know what you're thinking. You're probably thinking that they'll catch me, right? Wrong. No one will ever suspect it's me. I mean after all, would you suspect the judge?

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