Use descriptive words to create a picture in the jury’s mind

  1. Leading Question: You saw a man lying on the side of the road?
  2. A better sequence using short, simple leading questions, descriptive statements, adding one new fact at a time:
    1. You saw a man thrown from the car.
    2. He was thrown from a Jeep Cherokee .
    3. The man was lying on the ground.
    4. In the dirt .
    5. He was lying on the side of the road.

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