March 17th, 2008


Presumption of Guilt – Chapter 12/13

Title: Presumption of Guilt – Chapter 12
Author: mercsgoodgirl

Summary: In the tense environment of the Silverton Township courthouse, Jayne Cobb is brought up before the Territorial Justice, accused of the rape and murder of Nellie Murchison. Will Sheriff Max Garvey and Shepherd Book be able to win the merc’s freedom, given Ambrose Murchison’s corrupt power?

Rating: PG
Characters: Crew, omc, ofc.
Pairing: Gen
Warning: Graphic violence, profanity and other grown up things.
Spoilers/Timeline: Immediately prior to “The Train Job”.
Setting: In the town of Silverton, on Santo.
Series: Presumption of Guilt
Disclaimer: All belong to Joss. I got nada but imagination.
Words: 2,278

Author's Note: As a kid, my two favorite TV genres were westerns and detective shows. I finally decided to tackle both in a mix I’ve thought of as “Firefly CSI”. Special thanks to maureen and evilmaniclaugh for excellent beta and their gracious guidance and to my own big_bad_man for helping me to pound out this convoluted plot.

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Cross posted to  ff_fanfic .

“Will the accused please rise and state his full name for the court?”