O.J. Simpson Judge Presides Over Goldilocks Trial
Judge Lance Ito of O.J. Simpson trial fame, presided over a mock trial in West Covina on Thursday in the case of The People of Monte Vista Elementary v. Goldilocks. The blonde-haired defendant faced five charges including burglary, unauthorized credit card use, vandalism and theft of porridge, reports the Whittier Daily News.
The prosecution claimed Goldilocks entered The Bears' residence with the intention of stealing porridge, purposefully broke Baby Bear's chair, and made off with the family credit card which they assert she used to buy a book at a nearby Barnes & Noble. Goldi's defense team suggested Ms. Locks entered the home and ate porridge because she was lost in the forest and desperately hungry, she did not intend to break the chair, and the credit card was taken by mistake.
Ito said working with elementary school students was a first, notes the Whittier Daily News, remarking "I'm pleasantly surprised...They did a very excellent job. The questions were very clear and concise." Reportedly Ito was asked to take part in activity by a teacher who lives near him in Pasadena. "How can you say no to a neighbor?" said Ito.
And Goldilocks? Jurors convicted the tot of burglary, theft and unauthorized use of a credit card. She was acquitted of a second burglary charge and vandalism.