Irish Court case
The judge says to a double-homicide defendant,
“You’re charged with beating your wife to death with a hammer.”
The Defendants friend, Paddy sitting at the back of the courtroom yells out, “You bastard!”
The judge looks up and frowns at the courtroom and continues with,
“You’re also charged with beating your mother-in-law to death with a hammer.”
Again Paddy yells out, “You rotten bastard!”
The judge stops and says to Paddy in the back of the courtroom.
“Sir, I can understand your anger and frustration at these crimes,
but no more outbursts from you, or I’ll charge you with contempt. Is that understood?”
Paddy stands up and says,
“I’m sorry, Your Honour, but for fifteen years
I’ve lived next door to that arsehole,
and every time I asked to borrow a hammer, he said he didn’t have one.