SCBar // 2005 Middle School Mock Trial Case Summary
2005 Middle School Mock Trial Case Summary

Kelly Wilkins, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Adam Wilkins, deceased, Plaintiff v. Cam Cunningham, Individually, and doing business as Cunningham's Natural Food and Nutrition, Defendant

On August 1, 2004, Kelly Wilkins received an emergency call at work.  Kelly's teenage son, Adam, had been transported from his home to Pine Valley Community Hospital.  By the time Kelly arrived at the hospital, Adam was dead. His death was ruled a suicide.  Adam had just finished the eighth grade at Pine Valley Middle School.  He was a straight-A student. He was very popular at school with his teachers and fellow students.   He participated in many extracurricular activities, including several sports.  Adam excelled in baseball, basketball, and soccer, but his favorite sport was football.  He was scheduled to attend camp for JV football at Pine Valley High School the next week.  Adam was only fourteen years old when he died.  What would cause a person like Adam to take his own life? It will be through the trial of this case that we try to find the answer to this troubling question.