Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Judge Marvin's First Day at the ICC
Judge Marvin heard the opening statements today at the International Criminal Court (ICC) located in The Hague, Netherlands. The prosecution laid the foundation for their case throughout the morning and most of the afternoon. Judge Marvin called a brief recess before the drug cartel had their say, in which they stated that all of the charges were false, and that they were certain that Judge Marvin would immediately throw out the case, then softly added "if he ever wants to see Lacey again."
With that comment, Judge Marvin rose with an angry look on his face. Declaring that the day's proceedings were finished and court would resume in the morning, he picked up the large gavel, banging it so hard that it split into pieces. Whirling, his robes flying out behind him, he purposefully strode into his chambers. The chamber staff trembled as the saw the set to his jaw and the anger flashing in his eyes. One member of the staff who asked for anonymity said, "He hung up his robe and didn't say word one to anyone. He sat down behind his desk for just a few minutes before he picked up the telephone and punched a long stream of numbers. He spoke softly into the phone, then replaced the receiver. He stood up, grabbed his weapons, and walked out the door, his bodyguards running to catch up to him. Where he was going is anyone's guess."