One of the defence witnesses at a murder trial years ago testified that the accused had not been out of anyone’s sight and had the opportunity to commit murder for a matter of “only two or three minutes.”
The district attorney then turned to the jury and said, “Gentlemen, here is my watch which I hold before you. We shall all pause, not for three minutes, but for only two minutes, and you may judge what could have been done by the defendant in that space of time.”
As the jury waited for one hundred and twenty seconds, the time seemed to drag on forever.
The final verdict: guilty!