December 2001 - Did They Really Say That?
From Judge Ralph H. Walton, Jr.,
of Granbury, 355th Judicial District), this excerpt “from the direct
examination by the prosecutor in a recent driving-while-intoxicated case
in [his] court in which the elderly, hard-of-hearing ‘Uncle Billy’ was
called to testify.”
Q. Do you know Mr. Rinard?
Q. Rinard. He’s your neighbor.
A. Oh, yes.
Q. You might know him as Elias.
A. No, sir, he seems like a real respectable man.
Q. Not a liar, but Elias. Do you know his first name?
A. No, I don’t.
Q. You just know him as Mr. Rinard?
A. Actually, I know him as Mr. Bradshaw’s brother-in-law.
Q. Fair enough.