“Why would I kill an innocent child? How could I have done it? For years I wanted a child but my luck was bad and my wife couldn’t have one. If in no other way at least in my heart I’m a father. And if that’s so how could I kill an innocent child? I couldn’t think of such a thing, I’d rather be dead.
"Did you murder that unfortunate child?”
Then there was no assault in the true sense of the word, if you will pardon me? He did not touch you or attempt to?’
You may say that but the fact remains he undressed himself and his intentions were to have relations with a Russian woman. That’s what he hoped for, or he wouldn’t have undressed and appeared naked. I’m sure you wouldn’t approve of that, your honor.
I am guilty of is stupidity—of living in the Lukianovsky without permission
That the Investigating Magistrate says I can get a month in prison for!
The police arrested Yakov and soon he is introduced to B. A. Bibikov, Investigating Magistrade for Cases of Extraordinary Importance. Bibikov questions him.
Zina accussed Yakv of assaulting her, However, her testimony wasn't convincing enough to be taken into consideration.
Yakov is taken to the police, and send to jail, being accused of taking up residence in a district forbidden to Jews, therefore breaking the law.