Sunday, May 13, 2007

Swearing on the bible - a telling example

"Rape victim questioned by defense on inconsistencies in her testimony


After Farrugia presented more of her alleged inconsistencies, the girl argued that most of her story was consistent. “Usually if you’re lying you can’t keep your story for a full year 90 percent correct,” she said.

The girl agreed with Woods’ attorney, Robert Fogg, that she had placed her hand on a Bible and “swore to God” to tell the truth.

“Are you an atheist?” Fogg then asked. Prosecutor Claudette S. Antholzner objected and was sustained." 05/12/07
Just a particularly telling example on how swearing on the bible in court can affect a case.

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