Confused Defendant

At the conclusion of a criminal trial in a high profile bank robbery case, the judge turned to the jury foreman and asked if the jury had reached a verdict.

“Yes, we have, your honor,” replied the foreman.

“Would you pass it to me, please,” the judge said, as he motioned for the bailiff to retrieve the verdict slip from the foreman and deliver it to him.

The judge read the slip, gave it back to his bailiff to be returned to the foreman, and instructed the foreman, “Please read the verdict to the court.”

“We, the jury, find the defendant Not Guilty on all three counts of bank robbery,” the foreman stated. Upon hearing the verdict, the defendant’s family and friends jumped for joy, hugging each other as they shouted expressions of divine gratitude.

The defendant’s attorney turned to him and asked, “So, what do you think of that?”

With a bewildered look on his face, the defendant replied, “I’m very confused. Does this mean I have to give all the money back?”

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