This season marked a turning point in the Loyola Mock Trial history. In its sixth season, 495 won the program's first ever Regional Championship and qualified for the Gold National Championship Tournament for the second time. The case was a criminal sentencing matter - State v. Campbell. On November 30, 2006, Child Protective Services worker Dawn Francis arrived at the home of Bobbi Campbell to remove a child from Bobbi's care. Upon arrival, Francis entered the location and defendant Campbell stabbed Francis with a needle infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Campbell subsequently entered into an Alford guilty plea on the single charge of Assault in the Second Degree and retained the right to a jury sentence recommendation. A penalty phase will now be conducted. The State will present evidence of aggravation and the defense may present evidence of mitigation. The penalty range is five to thirty years.
2007-2008 Season Records
2 Championships, 4 Top-Five, 6 Top-Ten
National Championship Tournament Qualifier
1 Top-Five, 3 Top-Ten
Silver National Tournament Qualifier
*Above results DO NOT include the combined 494/495 result of 5-3 and 5th Place at Ohio State.*