Lawyer's Questions

The following questions from lawyers were taken from official court records:

  • Was that the same nose you broke as a child?

  • Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, in most cases he just passes quietly away and doesn't know anything about it until the next morning?

  • Q: What happened then?
    A: He told me, he says, "I have to kill you because you can identify me."
    Q: Did he kill you?

  • Was it you or your brother that was killed in the war?

  • The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?

  • Were you alone or by yourself?

  • How long have you been a French Canadian?

  • Do you have any children or anything of that kind?

  • Q: I show you exhibit 3 and ask you if you recognize that picture?
    A: That's me.
    Q: Were you present when that picture was taken?

  • Were you present in court this morning when you were sworn in?

  • Q: Now, Mrs. Johnson, how was your first marriage terminated?
    A: By death.
    Q: And by whose death was it terminated?

  • Q: Mrs. Jones, do you believe you are emotionally stable?
    A: I used to be.
    Q: How many times have you committed suicide?

  • So you were gone until you returned?

  • Q: She had 3 children, right?
    A: Yes.
    Q: How many were boys?
    A: None.
    Q: Were there girls?

  • You don't know what it was, and you didn't know what it looked like, but can you describe it?

  • Q: You say that the stairs went down to the basement?
    A: Yes.
    Q: And these stairs, did they go up also?

  • Q: Have you lived in this town all your life?
    A: Not yet.

  • A Texas attorney, realizing he was on the verge of unleashing a stupid question, interrupted himself and said: "Your honor, I'd like to strike the next question."

  • Q: Do you recall approximately the time that you examined the body of Mr. Edington at the Rose Chapel?
    A: It was in the evening. The autopsy started about 8:30 p.m.
    Q: And Mr. Edington was dead at that time, is that correct?
    A: No, you stupid, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy!!

That's all I have for now... Did they make your day?