Wednesday, October 28th, 2009
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Fat Man Hopes To Sway Jury Of His Peers

Never seemed to bother himTo the frontiers of justice: "A Florida man accused of killing his son-in-law in New Jersey is arguing that he was unable to commit the crime because he was too fat." The unfortunately-or perhaps fortuitously, if you're his defense attorney-named Edward Ates will testify that his massive girth would have prevented him from running up and down a set of stairs where the murder occurred. "When the battered-wife defense was first used, it was considered abhorrent and bizarre. Jurors may be open to this in a society that talks about the infirmities that that obesity causes," says a noted trial lawyer. Okay!

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kneetoe (#1,881)

This is just another permutation of the twinkie defense.

mathnet (#27)

The Deep-fried Twinkie Defense.

cheveux (#2,081)

For a minute there, I was wondering what Chris Christie was doing going in front of a jury.

HiredGoons (#603)

This is a case for Vincent Gambini if I ever saw one.

KarenUhOh (#19)

CSI: Canyon Ranch

garge (#736)

I hope they illustrate this scientifically for the jury in pictographs or pie charts.

Megs (#539)

Or just pies.

IS THAT THE FAT EVIL GUY FROM 'PREACHER'??!?! I think so!!!

Mary HK Choi (#1,469)

WILSON FIIIIIIIIIIIISK.

MARVEL.

Right, Dark Horse comics has used this stock villain for sure. *retreats back to lair*

Rasselas (#1,797)

That's "Mr. Fisk" to you and me, miss.

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