The first thing that flashed into his mind at the sound of the verdict was the image of his primary school playground. Four kids had set up a court there and were playing judge and criminals. He was one of the criminals, presumably a robber. The judge – a pig-tailed blondie whom he had a crush on – deemed him guilty. When he asked why she replied “because I rule” and added slyly “because Sissy gave you her cookie and you took it”. He couldn’t remember who Sissy even was. But it was a silly reason as that that got him convicted then.
It was an unjustified reason that got him convicted now too. He was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Just because they could make him appear guilty. And he was there.
Justice isn’t always moral. And it isn’t always served to those who deserve it.