Sheesh Victor, can you be ANY more melodramatic in all your prose?
And so... exit Justine. Alas poor Justine, I didn't know her well at all, since she was only introduced to die a couple short chapters later. So much for a "member of the family"!
At least the court system is quick? Although it otherwise leaves much to be desired!
And Victor... I suspect that despite your hair-pulling and hand-wringing and protestations that you're suffering more than the accused because you're actually guilty... I suspect that she's worse off in the case. So STFU, thank you.
Seriously, the boy's annoying the hell out of me!