15 Ridiculous Murder Defenses That Actually Worked
True crime is not always simple. Even the most well-documented real-life cases can seem more like the work of fiction, filled with bizarre legal twists that surprise us and verdicts that may disgust us.
Sometimes people do indeed get away with murder. A person can commit a terrible crime and walk away free because their defense concocted some brilliant scheme that makes just enough sense to keep a jury from convicting them. Other times, innocent people are wrongly accused, and it takes a creative, surprising defense to clear their good name.
What is assured, though, is that as long as humans continue to commit murder and lawyers continue to defend them, defense teams will keep coming up with the wildest legal defense arguments – and some of them will work.