Questions asked in the Court by the lawyers.
Q: How old is your daughter, the one living with you?
A: 24 or 25, I can’t remember exactly.
Q: How long has she lived with you?
A: 35 years.
Q: This disease, does it affect your memory at all?
Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
A: I forget.
Q: You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you’ve forgotten?
Q: What is your date of birth?
A: Fourth October.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.
Q: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?
Q: The youngest son, the 18 old, how old is he?
Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?
Q: She had three children, right?
Q: How many were girls?
Q: Were there any boys?
Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that morning?
A: He said, “Where am I, Jenny?”
Q: And why did that upset you?
A: My name is Elizabeth.
Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
A: By death.
Q: And by whose death was it terminated?
Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was tall and had a beard.
Q: Was this a male, or a female?
Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.
Q: All your responses must be oral, OK? Where do you work?
Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
A: The autopsy started around 6:30 p.m.
Q: And Mrs.Lucy was dead at the time?
A: No, she was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.
Q: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
Q: Did you check for breathing?
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practising law somewhere.