His lawyer says there is not enough evidence. “The ex-wife is not even dead, I am going to prove it to you, she is going to walk through the door in about one minute.”
All eyes are focused on the door. A minute passes. Another minute passes. And another.
The prosecution says: “she didn’t walk in.”
“But the fact that you were all staring at the door expectantly proves that there is reasonable doubt.”
The jury discusses. The defendant is found guilty.
“How can you send a man to prison on such flimsy evidence?” The lawyer says.
One juror says: “In the three minutes that passed, I looked through the courtroom, and I saw that the defendant was the only person who didn’t look at the door even once.”