The judge asked “Did you mean to kill her?” What a stupid question. Of course I meant to. Why else would I have sharpened the knife to the finesse of a razor? Why else did I have on hand a big sack that they use on the farm for pressing wool into? Why else did I dig a big hole down the back of the property? Why else did I borrow the neighbour’s truck?
Some people are just straight-out thick and this judge was one of them. Did I mean to kill her? Bah!
I didn’t know it was the neighbour’s pet goat. I thought she was just a stray that kept wandering onto my property these past few months.