Joke of the Day

A fellow’s wife went missing. He and his wife had had a big and very public fight, so he was duly accused of murdering her and disposing of the body.

When witness after witness came to the stand testifying to all sorts of horrible threats he had made against his wife, things were looking quite grim for the accused.

Then the man’s lawyer got up. “Ladies and gentleman of the jury I have something quite exciting to tell you, if you would all please direct your attention towards the door behind me on my left you will see the supposedly dead woman walk in on her own two feet.”

There was a loud murmuring in the courtroom as all eyes turned towards the door.

“Ladies and gentlemen,” said the lawyer after a few seconds of anxious waiting, “to be honest with you, nobody is going to be walking through the door, however from the fact your eyes all turned towards the door, it is quite obvious you are not sure beyond the shadow of a doubt about my client’s guilt.”

At the end of the trial, to the lawyer’s great surprise, the jury decided the man was guilty.

“But how could you say he is guilty?  Didn’t I prove it to you?” questioned the lawyer.

“It is true we all turned towards the door,” one lady on the jury explained, “but there was one person who didn’t.”

“Who was that?” questioned the indignant lawyer.

“Your client,” came the reply.