ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
Court reporters and interpreters have nerves of steal to maintain composure in the face of testimony like this, quoted from Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History by Charles M. Sevilla.
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