In a courtroom, the bored jury is half asleep and the judge stares apathetically as the prosecution speaks.
Prosecution: And now for my third expert witness to evaluate the cloud cover in the photograph taken near the crime…
The defense attorney stands up dramatically and holds out a locket. A shadow monster comes out of the locket as the wide-eyed jury gasps. The judge stares apathetically.
Defense: Wait! Your honor, I can prove the real killer was this shadow locket!
The jury claps and cheers as the defense attorney aims a magical beam of light at the monster, destroying it. The judge stares apathetically.
Defense: I banish you to the under realm!
The defense attorney basks in the jury’s adoration as they hold up the singed locket. The judge throws her hands up in the air.
Judge: Every time you do this I have to declare a mistrial.
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Comments on Courtroom Drama
To be fair, this banishing was far more fun than all of those experts put together… the defense attorney clearly knows how to entertain people.
Good one again, Bunny and Chris.
I like how we can subtly see the jurors cowering during the demonstration of the shadow locket. The judge’s exasperation is palpable, lol!
I feel like I’m not American enough to get this one.
Not American, either, but given what I know about the jury system, I guess that with the defense attorney doing something that impressive, the jury is no longer impartial, but will root for her, so the jury has to be exchanged.
What Cay Reet said, plus I believe there are rules about introducing new evidence in the middle of a trial. The other side needs to be informed ahead of time so that they can prepare a response.
(I am an American, but I’m not a lawyer or otherwise a legal expert.)
I can’t believe you leaked a case from the next Ace Attorney game!
The judge stares apathetically.