Sitting on a witness stand in court is something that no one ever wants to have have to do; it usually means you’re wrapped up in some sort of legal battle that’s going to require a lot of time and energy from you. There’s a ton of pressure, and often a great amount at stake.
Sometimes, a witness will give statements that shock the courthouse. Whether it’s because new information has come to light or even a confession of guilt is made, the witness stand is a nerve-racking place to find yourself.
During a small town trial, one elderly woman had quite the eyebrow-raising answers on the stand while being questioned by lawyers. The judge’s response to her testimony is perfect.
During a small town trial, a lawyer called upon an elderly lady to take the witness stand. He asked her a few simple questions, but the last thing he expected was what came out of her mouth.
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The lawyer first asked the woman, “Mrs, Jones, do you know me?” The woman answered by stating yes, she did in fact know him. But, then she went on to explain to the courtroom that he was a liar, a cheater and nothing more than the town pencil-pusher. The lawyer was in complete awe at her blunt response.
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Next, the lawyer then pointed to the defense attorney, and asked if she knew who he was. Well, she did indeed know him, but expressed her disgust by calling him lazy, bigoted and an alcoholic.
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The courtroom was silent after her responses, but the judge was the one to make the next clever remark…
The judge called over both lawyers and quietly said, “If either of you idiots asks if she knows me, I’ll send you both to the electric chair.”
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It must have been mortifying to be on the receiving end of that woman’s insults. You just never know what’s going to come out on that witness stand!
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