That defendant was Jiang Qing, widow of Great Helmsman Mao Zedong.
Bear in mind, however, that courts are not always picky as to how the defendant winds up within their jurisdiction.
A sixth defendant, now 19, faces charges of statutory rape related to consensual sex with Prince when he was a senior.
The defendant announced, with a blush, that he had just finished up his first semester of college and was awaiting his grades.
The three were accorded the same rights as any defendant, including legal counsel.
They soon returned, and rendered a verdict for the defendant.
But the standard applied to the defendant's consciousness is external to it.
The court gave judgment in favor of the defendant with costs.
It does not matter, for a claim framed like that, how the defendant's duty arises.
I caution the defendant against taking that course of defence.
The party that is being sued in court. (Compare plaintiff.)