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The "love triangle"
- Main article: The Imprisoned Turnabout
Two years after the resolution of the Russell Berry murder case, Astique, Regent, and Simon Keyes got a regular performing gig at the local prison courtyard. The plot of said show consisted of a romantic tale about the forbidden love between an elephant and a tiger, with a mischievous monkey also being involved to form a love triangle. However, because the circus's monkey was much smaller than his co-stars, Keyes took on the role instead.
On the day before one of the shows, Regina Berry placed a cart full of apples near the door to the circuit breaker room located in the courtyard, just out of reach so that Astique wouldn't eat them before the show. What she did not know, however, was that warden Patricia Roland would regularly have Frank Sahwit shut off the breakers at night to disable the electrified fence separating the courtyard from the warden's office. This would allowed her to smuggle goods to Sirhan Dogen, who was blackmailing her into doing so. On this particular night, Sahwit moved the crate within Astique's reach.
The final trick in the show initially required Keyes to be literally blown away by Astique's trunk in order to break up the "love triangle", although he managed to find an alternative method via a device he set up himself. During the show, he used this device to pass behind a high curtain and make his exit, thereby giving him fifteen minutes without an alibi. When Knightley was found dead in one of the prison's workrooms, Justine Courtney used this fifteen minute gap to argue that Keyes could have killed Knightley during this time.
During Miles Edgeworth's investigation, he noticed the crate of apples in Little Thief's reenactment of the scene during the show. Berry recalled that the apples had actually gone missing before the show. Edgeworth deduced that someone must have moved the crate in order to open the door to the circuit breakers.
Betrayed by a trainer
- Main article: The Grand Turnabout