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DCC students experience the justice system first hand

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DANVILLE (WSLS10) - Danville Community College Students are learning more about the judicial system.

Constitutional law students held a mock murder trial in Danville circuit court on Wednesday.

Six students acted as the prosecution and six as the defense.

There was also a six-member jury made up of non-constitutional law students. Danville Circuit Court Judge James Reynolds presided over the trial.

Andrew Myers, who acted as the prosecuting attorney, wants to become a police officer and said the day's event is helping him prepare for a career in law enforcement.

"It'll benefit me when I go into my job. I'll know more. I'll have a better background on what'll be happening," said Myers.

The student accused in the mock trial of murder was found not guilty.