As he surveyed the jurors in the courthouse, a wave of panic came over the criminal. Certain that he wouldn't beat the murder rap, he somehow got a hold of one of the jurors and bribed her with his life savings if she would go for a verdict of manslaughter.

Much to his relief, at the end of the trial the jury did convict him of manslaughter. Tears welling in his eyes he managed to have a moment with the juror before being led to prison. "Thank you, thank you, thank you. How on earth did you manage it?" he asked.

"It sure wasn't an easy task," she admitted. "They all wanted to acquit you!"