Testimony

                                      
     Actual word for word quotes from the witness stand:


Q:  What is your date of birth?

A:  July fifteenth.

Q:  What year?

A:  Every year.



Q:  What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?

A:  Gucci sweats and Reeboks.



Q:  How old is your son-the one living with you.

A:  Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.

Q:  How long has he lived with you?

A:  Forty-five years.



Q:  What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke that

morning?

A:  He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"

Q:  And why did that upset you?

A:  My name is Susan.



Q:  And where was the location of the accident?

A:  Approximately milepost 499.

Q:  And where is milepost 499?

A:  Probably between milepost 498 and 500.



Q:  Sir, what is your IQ?

A:  Well, I can see pretty well, I think.



Q:  Did you blow your horn or anything?

A:  After the accident?

Q:  Before the accident.

A:  Sure, I played for ten years. I even went to school for it.



Q:  Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in the voodoo or

occult?

A:  We both do.

Q:  Voodoo?

A:  We do.

Q:  You do?

A:  Yes, voodoo.



Q:  Trooper, when you stopped the defendant, were your red and blue lights

flashing?

A:  Yes.

Q:  Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?

A:  Yes, sir.

Q:  What did she say?

A:  What disco am I at?



Q:  You were not shot in the fracas?

A:  No, I was shot midway between the fracas and the navel.



Q:  Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which

I sent to your attorney?

A:  No, this is how I dress when I go to work.





And now, From the lawyers:



Q:  Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't

know about it until the next morning?



Q:  This myasthenia gravis--does it affect your memory at all?

A:  Yes.

Q:  And in what ways does it affect your memory?

A:  I forget.

Q:  You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten?



Q:  The youngest son, the twenty-year old, how old is he?



Q:  Were you present when your picture was taken?



Q:  Was it you or your younger brother who was killed in the war?



Q:  Did he kill you?



Q:  How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?



Q:  You were there until the time you left, is that true?



Q:  How many times have you committed suicide?



Q:  So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?

A:  Yes.

Q:  And what were you doing at that time?



Q:  She had three children, right?

A:  Yes.

Q:  How many were boys?

A:  None.

Q:  Were there any girls?



Q:  You say the stairs went down to the basement?

A:  Yes.

Q:  And these stairs, did they go up also?



Q:  Mr. Slatery, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn't you? 

A:  I went to Europe, Sir.

Q:  And you took your new wife?



Q:  How was your first marriage terminated?

A:  By death.

Q:  And by whose death was it terminated?



Q:  Can you describe the individual?

A:  He was about medium height and had a beard.

Q:  Was this a male, or a female?



Q:  Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?

A:  All my autopsies are performed on dead people.



Q:  All your responses must be oral, OK?  What school did you go to? 

A:  Oral.



Q:  Do you recall the time that you examined the body?

A:  The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.

Q:  And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?

A:  No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.



Q:  Are you qualified to give a urine sample?



And my all-time favorite....



Q:  Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?

A:  No.

Q:  Did you check for blood pressure?

A:  No.

Q:  Did you check for breathing?

A:  No.

Q:  So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the

autopsy?

A:  No.

Q:  How can you be so sure, Doctor?

A:  Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.

Q:  But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?

A:  It is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.

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