The Prosecution’s Case
The trial had been going on for weeks, and the defendant was getting impatient. He had been waiting for his chance to refute the prosecution’s arguments, and he finally got his opportunity.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury,” he began, “I would like to offer a rebuttal to the prosecution’s case. First of all, they have not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that I committed the crime. Secondly, even if I did commit the crime, I did not do so with the intent to harm anyone.
I was only trying to defend myself. Thirdly, the prosecution has not presented any evidence that I am a danger to society. Therefore, I urge you to find me not guilty.” The jury deliberated for a few hours, and then returned a verdict of not guilty.