The trial had started and Sheriff Heck Tate was testifying the Injuries he had seen on Mayella Ewell, the prosecutor, who claimed that Tom Robinson had raped her
Mayella Ewell was found beat up and on the ground
However, Atticus, the person defending Tom Robinson, said that because the injuries found on Mayella were mostly on the right side of her face, Tom would have not been able to hit her with his disabled left hand.
Bob Ewell was next to testify. He had claimed he saw Mayella being raped and Tom Robinson running away. He also agreed with Sheriff Tate's testimony.
Atticus asked Bob Ewell to write his name, which, when he did it, showed that he was left handed and could have been the one that had beaten Mayella Ewell
t was Mayella Ewell's turn to testify against Tom Robinson. She claimed that she had invited Tom Robinson into her house to break up a dresser, and then he had beaten and raped her