Hercules Ruled Temporarialy Insane In Multiple Murder Case
Thebes (MP)--The gallant hero Hercules was acquitted of all charges of murder brought against him
by the Greek Department of Justice today in a monumental court decision. As determined by a jury
of the people, Hercules was not responsible for the death of his wife and three children at his
hand because his temporary moment of insanity was induced by Hera, an external force.
"This decision renews my faith in the modern trial by jury system," Hercules' friend Amphityron
stated. "As I said in the first place, Hercules' fit of anger was caused by none other than
Hercules's long time enemy Hera, queen of the gods. The decision of the jury to place the blame
for this atrocity on the individual responsible--Hera--instead of the real victim--Hercules--
definitely reassures me that the people really care about each other and society as a whole."
Hercules, however, was not as pleased. "I still feel like scum." Hercules is seeking the advice of
Eurystheus for a means to stop his guilt. Eurystheus stated that he plans on having Hercules perform twelve impossible
tasks that will both clean Hercules' soul and help the Mycenaen kingdom. "I deeply respect Hercules and
the situation he is in," Eurystheus said. "That one man can feel so guilty over horrible deeds
caused by someone else and keep trying to make amends is very impressive."
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