If you were Steve in Monster, which three trial events would concern you most?

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Three moments during the trial that might be considered the most concerning for Steve in Monster are Richard "Bobo" Evans's testimony, because he states that Steve participated in the robbery and entered the store, when Steve takes the witness stand, because Steve must lie to the prosecuting attorney regarding his whereabouts on the day of the robbery, and when Steve listens to the final verdict, which determines his future.

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If one were to sit in Steve Harmon's shoes during the murder trial, Richard "Bobo" Evans's testimony would certainly be nerve-wracking and cause for concern. Although Bobo is receiving a lighter sentence in exchange for his testimony against James King and Steve Harmon, his statements seem to hold weight and he acknowledges that Steve not only entered the drugstore but failed to give him a sign when he left the store. Bobo seems like he has nothing to lose and acknowledges that Steve Harmon agreed to participate in the robbery. Although Bobo was not familiar with Steve, he knew about his part in the robbery before they committed the crime. Listening to a person testify against you would be terrifying, and one can only imagine what Steve feels like hearing Bobo's testimony.

Another concerning moment during the trial happens when Steve Harmon takes the witness stand. Steve is forced to lie on the stand when he is cross-examined by the prosecuting attorney. Steve testifies that he was not in the store on the day of the robbery and was taking mental notes on where to film his next school project. One can sympathize with Steve's difficult position and recognize how hard it would be to testify while on trial for your life. The fact that Steve must maintain his composure and lie only makes his situation more difficult. The last concerning event would be awaiting the jury's decision. One could imagine the stress, anxiety, and fear Steve experiences while he waits for the judge to read the verdict.

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