Joke of the week! – The Jury Foreman
We have received the following joke from one of our readers which we are sharing and this may amuse and lift the mood of other readers.
The Jury Foreman
A defendant was on trial for murder before a Jury of 12.
There was strong evidence indicating guilt, but there was no corpse.
In the defense’s closing statement, the lawyer, knowing that his client would probably be convicted, resorted to a trick.
In his summing up the defence lawyer said: “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I have a surprise for you all,” as he looked at his watch.
“Within one minute, the person presumed dead in this case will walk into this courtroom.” He looked toward the courtroom door. The jurors, somewhat stunned, all looked on eagerly. A minute passed. Nothing happened.
Finally, the lawyer said, “Actually, I made up the previous statement. But you all looked on with eager anticipation. I, therefore, put it to you that you have a reasonable doubt in this case as to whether anyone was killed, so I insist that you return a verdict of not guilty.”
The jury retired to deliberate. A few minutes later, the jury returned and the Jury Foreman pronounced a verdict of guilty.
“But how?” inquired the lawyer. “You had some doubt; I saw all of the jurors stare at the door.
The Jury Foreman replied: “Yes, we did stare at the door, but the accused didn’t.”