The Dead Man will Walk now!!

A man was on trial for murder. The evidence was very strong indicating guilt, but there was no dead body.

In the defense`s closing statement the lawyer, knowing that his client would probably be convicted, resorted to a trick:

“Ladies and gentlemen, I have a surprise for you all,” the lawyer said as he looked at his watch. “Within two minutes, the person presumed dead in this case will walk into this courtroom.” He looked toward the courtroom door. The judges, somewhat stunned, all looked on eagerly. Two minutes passed. Nothing happened.

Finally the lawyer said, “Actually, I made up the previous statement. But you all looked on with anticipation. I therefore put it to you that there is reasonable doubt in this case as to whether anyone was killed and insist that you return a verdict of not guilty.”

The judge, clearly confused, retired to deliberate. A few minutes later, he returned and pronounced a verdict of guilty.
“But how?” inquired the lawyer. “You must have had some doubt, I saw all of you stare at the door.”

The judge replied: “Oh, we did look, but your client didn`t.”

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8 Responses to The Dead Man will Walk now!!

  1. Haris February 8, 2016 at 4:35 PM #

    the same scene i watched in an Indian (Malayalam) movie ‘Silence’

  2. saad February 7, 2016 at 7:59 PM #

    Nice one. Trying to be over smart. Well judged. 🙂

  3. Ahsan February 7, 2016 at 2:56 PM #

    Very impressive effort and unexpectedly concluded…. Great

  4. Zafar Iqbal September 20, 2012 at 5:30 PM #

    This Lawyer tried to be two-clever-by-half!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Engineer May 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM #

    Wow. That was some judge.
    Very nice and witty story, Sara.
    Keep it up

  6. Shariq Jamal May 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM #

    What if the client hadn’t looked because he knew the presumed dead person was actually locked-up in a room?

  7. sharif123 May 22, 2012 at 12:37 PM #

    VOWW Sara

  8. mustafa m dodh November 23, 2010 at 2:13 PM #

    stupid lawyer…should have coached his client