Rudolph has appealed last week’s verdict, claiming that he did not receive a fair trial and that the prosecution assumed guilt too quickly without proper evidence.
As part of his defense, Rudolph has introduced new facts into evidence that were previously unheard in this court. One such evidence is that later that day, the victim, one Caden A Smith, was still coughing despite Rudolph having been removed from the premises. In fact, Rudolph has been serving his sentence for nearly a week and young Mr. Caden continues to cough — last night the aforementioned cough kept him awake (and his mother frustrated) for an hour past his prescribed “bedtime.”
So the case has been reopened, pending additional evidence.