Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Universal Cognitive Illusion -- Or "Your Suitcase Is Not as Small as You Think It Is"

Flash: A Suitcase Serves as a Nifty Form of Demonstrative Evidence.

"Guilty verdicts without a body are rare,"Seattle (June 29, 2004):

Mark Elby was charged with killing his wife and then putting her body in a suitcase and "throwing it off the 182-foot-high Deception Pass Bridge."

"When defense attorneys in court argued that a woman couldn't fit in a suitcase, the prosecuting team brought a suitcase into the courtroom and had a petite woman curl up inside."

Elby was convicted.

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