"Within one minute, the person presumed dead in this case will walk in to 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 anticipation. I, therefore, put it to you that you have a reasonable doubt in this case as to whether anyone was killed, and I insist that you return a verdict of not guilty.
The jury retired to deliberate.
A few minutes later, the jury 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."
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