Saturday morning a sentence hearing was held at the Stormwind City Court concerning the kidnapping in Old Town on Friday night.
The two defendants pleaded innocent of all charges. One of the defendants (a Kaldorei woman going by the name Karidori) claimed that they had simply acted on behalf of the greater society and enacted a bit of justice on the alleged victim - Misty Blakemore.
The other defendant, a female Draenei by the name of Raelana, claimed to be working for Golf Company, the guard unit known in the past as The King's Footmen. According to witnesses then she bears a remarking resemblance with Brookelle, a woman who in the past has repeatedly pretended to be a guard.
Lord Justice Pennington rendered a verdict of culpability against the defendants in the matter of assault. However, His Lordship determined that there existed inadequate substantiation to establish malevolent intent or to warrant legal classification as an act of kidnapping.
Crown Accuser Pembroke expressed her astonishment, stating, "I find the ruling to be quite surprising, particularly in light of the substantial body of evidence suggesting that a kidnapping had indeed occurred. Moreover, rather than cooperating with the authorities and surrendering the victim, the defendants chose to engage in hostilities upon their entry into the premises."
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Despite speculations towards their motives for detaining the victim then they both got off with just being sentenced to 3 x 2 hours of community service for assault. The punishment will be under supervision of the very watchmen who apprehended them, Stormwind Watch, 8th Division.
Tomorrow morning there will be a sentence hearing for the case against Miss Blakemore herself where she will be charged with assault and kidnapping. According to the Crown Accuser handling the case then she is charged with assaulting and kidnapping an elven noblewoman earlier this month. She has been wanted for a while by the authorities but has evaded being apprehended until last night where she was detained by two civilians who according to today's verdict totally didn't kidnap her.
That makes it two kidnapping cases solved in one weekend for the Stormwind Watch 8th division - or as most know them by now, The Boots in Blue.
The new watch division has been operating in the city for under two months but under the leadership of the enigmatic Watch Commander E.C. Boots they have so far been welcomed by the community.