What main points does O'Brien make in her final arguments to the jury?
In Walter Dean Myer’s novel Monster, Sandra Petrocelli is the prosecutor. Her role in the story is to make the jury see Steve, James, and Bobo as guilty for their role in the crime. Throughout the case, she works to portray the boys as monsters who must be put away. In her final statement to the jury, she reminds them that the case is about facts; most importantly the fact that Mr. Nesbitt was brutally murdered. She acknowledges that James was the killer, but since Steve was the lookout, she believes he is complicit in the crime. Just because he wasn’t a good lookout, he still was the lookout and thus a part of the crime. Finally, Petrocelli addresses that though Steve may look innocent, she reminds the jury that he made the “moral decision” to participate and therefore must be convicted as guilty.