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6.26.2006

I Bet This Guy Is Pretty Funny

Being a wiseguy on a standard questionnaire for potential jurors earned a man a night in jail this week. Asked if had ever fired a weapon, Benjamin Ratliffe wrote, "Yes. I killed someone with it, of course. Right." Any serious health problems? "I’ve got a bad jonesin’ for heroin. Really I do," he wrote. "Massive amounts of lithium are needed for me to focus. That and Coke." (Story) "I got a bad jonesin'" may become my new catch phrase.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is a crazy story! Hmmmm, I wonder if that guy learned a lesson?

Mary Mack said...

That is funny. Why didn't he just tell them he didn't believe in the death penalty? I think that would get you removed in a death penalty case.

Anonymous said...

So, who proved that he wasn't telling the truth? From the read, it seems as if everyone assumed he was playing around. Maybe he did kill somebody and has a jones for some dope and hates jews, etc.

Anonymous said...

Pretty crappy of the judge to immediately assume he was fooling around. Maybe he does hate jews. Maybe he does do heroin. And maybe he was in the military and has shot people.

Anonymous said...

This is so wild. Yeah, what if he was completely truthful? He was tried and convicted!!! Guy could have been in the army, maybe does dope, and maybe he does hate gays and jews. Crazy. To summarily and instantly assume he was lying is beyond belief, no matter his tone.

Anonymous said...

what's with the WCM and the new breaking news segment. Can't pop a firecracker this weekend? That's breaking news? Like people won't anyway. Please. Some real news is needed. Need another raid through Runaway Bay to fill the papers with seedy characters

Anonymous said...

Lawyers ask potential jurors personal questions - yeah, yeah, we know it's all about fairness.

Ok, here comes a likely dumb question from a person who does not know about law stuff at all!!

Do lawyers and judges ever get called for jury duty are or they exempt?

I always wondered if they were, just how they handled personal questions about their habits.

Anonymous said...

I have been on a jury before with an attorney. She is a very good attorney in Wise County and was present for the entire case. So the answer to your question, 6:25, is yes, Attorney's do get called for the jury pool. Most of them get let go, but some do their duty and serve on juries.

Anonymous said...

The WCM is just trying to keep up with the ST -and since the Simpson saga is over and it was about folks from Bridgeport, well.....................

I'm waiting for the Index to find something "hot" about somebody in Decatur.

And blow it up big!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE irreverant people. Good for him!!!

Anonymous said...

The Index find something "hot" about someone in Decatur, don't think so......

Anonymous said...

I can think of a real "hot" story in Decatur but I'll just keep it to myself!

Anonymous said...

Please share!