Crime Report

Our language teacher gave us a task. We had to choose a crime report and wrote a summary about it. After that, we had to highlight the passive contractions and we also had to explain three terms connected with the crime. [Article]


A teenager called Monique King and two men called Bynes and Gates killed an actor called «Merlin Santana». King told her accomplices, that the actor had made sexual advances towards her. So when Santana and his friend were getting in the car, one of the men shot Santana in his head as he sat in the passenger seat. His friend drove off and flagged down a police car. Santana died at the scene. The ones who committed the crime were sentenced for a long time.


  • seek (sought): to go in search
  • acquit: to decide officially in a law court that someone is notguilty of a particular crime
  • lesser: Smaller in amount, value, or importance, especially in a comparison between two things
  • schedule: a  time table, A list of times of departures and arrivals
  • to flag down: to wave at (a car etc) in order to make it stop

Passive contractions:

  • «A teenage girl was found guilty»
  • «King (…) is scheduled to be sentenced April 20″
  • «He was sentenced last week to 23 years in prison»
  • «Damien Andre Gates was convicted of first-degree murder (…)»