Ian Mulgrew: Mistrial declared after lawyer channels Carson to mock witness

Written by Ian Mulgrew

Posted to the Vancouver Sun, July 3, 2012

The lawyer held up a sealed envelope and asked the ICBC accident  reconstruction expert to play a psychic and divine the math problem it  contained.

A puzzled B.C. Supreme Court Justice Peter Voith prohibited Thomas Harding  from going further, but in closing argument the Surrey litigator spelled it out:  “Although Johnny Carson is dead, the Amazing Carnac lives on.”

The judge said the lawyer went too far lampooning the professional engineer  as the legendary talk-show host’s “wizard buffoon” persona – a “ridiculous,  turbaned and bejewelled caricature” known as Carnac the Magnificent.

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