Socrates and The Apology

In The Apology, Socrates argues that he was a benefit to Athens and that he should be rewarded for his behavior, not put to death.
From your reading of The Apology, explain why he believes that.  Is he right or wrong?  Why were the people of Athens willing to kill to suppress what he was saying?  Does that make any point about how people react to the truth in general?
💡 Remember, this isn’t a general ramble of ideas.  You are writing an essay:  that means you should do some planning and thinking before drafting.  You need a thesis and a set of supporting ideas.