|“||After your visit, Archie, I made it my personal mission to catch the man who invaded your home. An anonymous tip led to the suspect, and when we went to question him... Well, unfortunately, he engaged us in a firefight, and we were forced to take him down. He's dead, but he's the guy, no question.||”|
|— Sheriff Minetta to Archie and Fred[src]|
Three months have passed since that fateful evening in the school gymnasium where Archie was framed by Hiram Lodge and arrested for the murder of Cassidy Bullock. Archie's trial is now in session. Sheriff Minetta sits in court as the trial unfolds. Archie is being prosecuted by District Attorney, Ms. Wright. She attempts to paint Archie as a bad person in her closing argument as Mary, Archie's counsel, attempts to shed light on all the good deeds Archie has done, such as helping solve the murder of Jason Blossom, providing the Southside Serpents with refuge as they hid from the police, and punching through a layer of ice in order to save Cheryl from drowning. With that in mind, Mary takes the opportunity to remind the jury that there were no witnesses, murder weapon or motive to the killing of Cassidy Bullock. After hearing from both the prosecution and the defense, the jury begins to deliberate.
The Judge calls everyone back in to reveal that the jury is still deliberating, but he's also dismissed them for the evening. They're sequestered and he's instructed them not to read anything about this case, nor to discuss it with anyone. They'll reconvene all Tuesday morning after Labor Day. With that being said, the Judge advises Archie to spend the weekend with his family and loved ones.
The following day, Sheriff Minetta catches Veronica attempting to tamper with the jury, who had been sequestered at the Five Seasons. Apparently, he was sent by Hiram, who suspected Veronica might attempt to pull such a stunt.
Labor Day weekend is over and Archie's trial is now in session. Sheriff Minetta attends the trial. However, the jury could not reach a verdict. They're deadlocked. Six-to-six. With that, the jury is dismissed. Archie wonders what will happen next. Mary explains that the judge will declare a mistrial and they'll have to do it all again. In lieu of another trial, the State is prepared to offer a deal for a lesser sentence, Ms. Wright says. Instead of prison, time served plus two years in juvenile detention, if Archie will plead guilty to the crime of manslaughter. Despite his mother's counsel, Archie takes the deal, much to the court's surprise. Archie explains that he can't put all the people he cares about through this again. The court accepts Archie's guilty plea and he is taken directly from the courthouse to the Leopold and Loeb Juvenile Detention Center, where he will serve out his sentence beginning immediately.
Sheriff Minetta catches Betty and Jughead in Ben Button's hospital room. He refuses to allow a couple of teenagers to compromise an active murder investigation. Jughead retorts that if this is an active murder investigation, he might want to start by letting the rest of the town know. Betty and Jughead then overhear Sheriff Minetta's conversation with another deputy, who reveals that an Adventure Scout's parents called. They haven't seen him in two days, and he was a part of Dilton Doiley's troop. Afterward, he contacts Alice Cooper and FP Jones to make them aware of Betty and Jughead's snooping.
Michael Minetta is a tall man in his thirties with a lean, but athletic build. He has dark brown skin, gray eyes, short black hair, and a clean-shaven look. Due to his duties as sheriff in Riverdale, he is more often than not seen wearing his sheriff uniform.
- In the Dark Circle Comics, an imprint of the Archie Publications, Inc., Michael Minetta is the latest iteration of The Hangman, a "loyal hitman-for-hire".
- See also: Category:Images of Michael Minetta
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- ↑ Lawrence, Yolonda (writer) & Smith, Gregory (director) (May 2, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 20. The CW.
- ↑ Boucher, Shepard (writer) & Nowlan, Cherie (director) (May 9, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 21. The CW.
- ↑ Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Adelson, Steven A (director) (May 16, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World". Riverdale. Season 2. Episode 22. The CW.
- ↑ Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Sullivan, Kevin (director) (October 10, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 1. The CW.
- ↑ Grassi, Michael (writer) & Woolnough, Jeff (director) (October 17, 2018). "Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes". Riverdale. Season 3. Episode 2. The CW.