The article said that prosecutor Miles Edgeworth was suspected of tampering with witnesses and fabricating evidence.Edgeworth had become a ruthless prosecutor, unrecognizable from the Edgeworth that Wright knew from his childhood.
Fey eventually showed that Hawthorne had originally intended to kill Wright by poisoning his cold medicine, but after seeing Wright's encounter with Swallow, she had changed her plan and killed Swallow instead, intending to frame Wright.
Wright got a not-guilty verdict, but he still couldn't believe that Hawthorne had betrayed him, and even suggested that the Dahlia Hawthorne he saw in that courtroom had been a fake. Fey's defense of Wright inspired him to pursue law full-time, and he came to receive his attorney's badge with number 26381.
One of the prosecution's witnesses was Hawthorne herself, which Wright found hard to believe.
Fey eventually accused Hawthorne of the murder, and claimed that the necklace had actually contained a poison used to incapacitate another individual inside the courthouse on the same day in which Hawthorne and Wright had met.
Edgeworth asserted that Wright could not be proven guilty without evidence. It was revealed, 15 years later, that, even though he had not been in school that day, Butz had in fact been the one who stole the money.
At the time, Edgeworth took strongly after his famous father Gregory Edgeworth, a legendary defense attorney.
Wright attempted to contact him, but he was ignored.
Wright decided that if he became an attorney, Edgeworth would have to meet him sooner or later in court, and then Wright could save him from his problems.
Meanwhile, Hawthorne was convicted and sentenced to death.