- Although Crown Counsel Regrets Closing Crime Rhyme, Verse Used as Hammer Put Defendant in Slammer
Trials & Litigation
Although Crown Counsel Regrets Closing Crime Rhyme, Verse Used as Hammer Put Defendant in Slammer
Posted Sep 22, 2011 6:46 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Presenting his closing argument in rhymed couplets must have seemed like a good idea at the time to John Ramsay.
But the Canadian prosecutor apologized today for doing so, saying that he didn't mean to detract from the solemnity and dignity of the drunk driving case he was trying in Ottawa, reports the Toronto Sun.
Nonetheless, the Crown counsel's efforts at verse could have been worse, observers have noted: Poetic justice resulted in a 60-day sentence for the 25-year-old defendant, who reportedly blew twice the legal limit.