The Bounds of Possibility
“Please sum up the defence, Mr Davis,” said the judge.
Daniel Davis looked around the courtroom as he stepped up to speak. He glanced over the tired jury, the restless crowd and the smug, slick prosecutor. Finally he looked hopelessly at his client, who was cracking his ape-like knuckles, the faded KILL tattoos almost vanished beneath the scars.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you have heard a great deal of potentially damning evidence over the past weeks: the 17 witnesses, the CCTV footage, the alleged confession, the extensive forensic evidence on the knives and both my client’s and the victims’ clothes. I know it’s easy to get emotional when considering the deaths of quite so many children, but I ask you to keep calm when deliberating this case and consider the possibilities beyond the obvious. I am sure that if you think about it long enough, you can find a sequence of events in which my client is innocent.”
Daniel was not surprised when the jury returned their verdict in record time, but he was paid.