Murdock was found guilty of stealing food from the food reserve in Woodward, Avalonia. The food reserve is important to get the people through the winter. By this pernicious deed Murdock risked the life of all of Woodward! The law of Woodward says that for such a crime the thief is sentenced to death by starvation. Murdock is chained so he can not reach the food and water in front of him. He will die a slow and painful death while being forced to watch how the food gets distributed to the poor at the end of the day. An elite guard is guarding him to avoid that somebody kills him out of pity.
Think twice before you steal from the food reserve in Woodward!