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In the movie Compulsion John Wilk was given a job that seemed practically impossible He was to defend Judd and Artie the confessed murderer of the Kessler boy Before he was given the job the boys had already confessed to the cold blooded murder There was really no way that he could convince the judge that the boys werent sick and that they deserved to live in prison instead of being hanged But he did succeed he put together the perfect closing statement just as the boys thought that they had committed the perfect crime Wilk argued that no matter if the boys were hung or not the killing in the world wouldnt stop Other sick boys would still kill and other people would still kill no matter if these cold blooded killers were dead or alive He wasnt just pleading for the boys lives he was pleading for the future of the world He was trying to say that just because these sick boys premeditated a serious crime doesnt mean that the court has the right to premeditate the boys being hung Wilk was saying that the court had been planning ways to take the boys lives He was trying to say that you cant kill hate and evil with cruelty you have to kill it with love and caring He just didnt want the court to use the same cruelty to kill the sick boys that they used to kill Paulie Kessler He very clearly described what it would be like if the boys were hung and made it sound just as inhumane as their terrible murder I think that the way Jonathan Wilk argued for the boys lives was the most intelligent and well thought out plea that the judge had no other choice but to sentence the boys to life in prison The argument was simply turned back onto the court he tried to make everyone realize that to take
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