Angelin: How are you doing?
Julian: I'm ok. I wish I could say the same for my friend.
A: What happened to him?
J: He was arrested by the police for drinking and driving.
A: Was it his first offence?
J: Unfortunately not. He was charged with a DUI when he was in university.
A: What happened to him then?
J: Not much; it was a minor offence back then. He got away with a fine of $ 500.
A: Did they take his license away?
J: No, they were really easy on him. The problem is that that was a long time ago. They're much tougher on crime now.
A: What do you think will happen to him?
J: Well, he'll definitely lose his license, pay a fine, and maybe even spend some time in jail.
A: That doesn't sound too promising. Does he have a defence lawyer?
J: Not yet. If we can't find a lawyer for him, then the state will appoint him with one.
A: My sister is a lawyer. I can a立刻说成人英语 her if she can help him.
J: That'd be great. I know he'd appreciate your help.
J: Anything interesting in the news tonight?
A: Do you remember that story about the woman whose children died of starvation?
J: Yes, that must have been on the news a few months ago.
A: Yes, well, she was found guilty of murder.
J: Do you think they will impose the death sentence on her?
A: I don't think so. Wasn't the death penalty abolished in that state decades ago?
J: It was abolished at one point, but I thought they brought back death by lethal injection.
A: I'm not sure. How do you feel about the death penalty?
J: I don't think anyone should be able to kill another human being unless it's in self-defence.
A: You know; paying for someone to sit in prison for the rest of his or her lives is quite expensive.
J: They should have the prisoners do something produc- tive in their time in jail to pay for their living costs.
A: I guess in an ideal world, it would all work out like that.
J: SO do you think they should just lock the mother up and throwaway the key?
A:I think they should lock her up and try to help her figure out Why she did such a horrible thing to her children.
J:Did she plead guilty or innocent?
A:Innocent, I think. But there was plenty of evidence that suggested otherwise. I don’t think anyone had a doubt in their minds that she murdered her children.
J:That’s such a shame. What kind of mother could do that To her children?