Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Verdict

A man’s wife went missing and being that everyone knew that he and his wife had been in a big fight just before her disappearance, he was accused of murdering her and disposing of the body.

When witness after witness came to the stand testifying to all the horrible threats that the accused made towards his wife, things were looking quite dim for the man.

The man’s lawyer got up to the stand. “Ladies and Gentleman of the Jury, I have something quite exciting to tell you, if you would all please direct your attention towards the door behind me on my left you will see the allegedly dead woman walk in on her own two feet.”

There was a loud murmuring in the courtroom as all eyes turned towards the door.

“Ladies and Gentleman” said the lawyer, after a few seconds of anxious waiting, “To be honest with you, Nobody is going to be walking through the door, however from the fact that your eyes all turned towards the door it is quite obvious that you are not sure beyond the shadow of a doubt about my client’s guilt.”

To the lawyer’s great surprise, the jury found the man to be guilty.

“But how could you say that he is guilty? Didn’t I prove it to you beyond a reasonable doubt?” asked the lawyer.

“It is true that we all turned towards the door,” one old lady explained, “but there was one person who didn’t.”

“Who?” asked the indignant lawyer.

“Your client.”

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