eye witness testimony

The reliable eye witness

The lawyer approaches the stand and asks,

“Mrs Doogood, did you see a tall slender man running into the alley with the TV”

“Yes I did”

“Is that person in the room today?”

“Yes, he is sitting right over there”

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