There was a Texan being tried in a court in New York, and being a Texan he felt he didn't stand a chance of beating the murder rap. So, shortly before the jury was to retire to deliberate on a verdict, he bribed one of the jurors to find him guilty of manslaughter. The jury was out for days, after which they returned a verdict of manslaughter.

Taking the juror he had bribed to one side, the Texan said, "Thanks a million. How ever did you manage it"?

"It wasn't easy," admitted the juror. "The others wanted to acquit you".

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