|Anatomy of a Murder|
|Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird|
Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, says “Never, never, never, on cross-examination ask a witness a question you don’t already know the answer to, was a tenet that I absorbed with my baby food. Do it, and you’ll often get an answer you don’t want, an answer that might wreck your case.” Thinking you know the answer is not enough, you must be able to prove it. When you can, you can go after the ever “elusive fugitive”—the truth, knowing you will have a winning cross.