‘What do you think of him?’

‘I think he doesn’t know what he is talking about.’

‘What do you mean?’

‘I mean, look at the boy. He can’t even remember what day it is today. He said he was there last Saturday and that he saw them. And then he says he was in the cinema on the same day.’

‘Yes, I think he seems to be confused.’

‘Confused? Please. The boy is a half-idiot. Maybe he saw something but it doesn’t really matter. We cannot use him as a witness. The judge will not let him testify.’

‘But maybe he did it. Maybe he killed the girl. What do you think?’

‘Are you crazy? This one? No way. This boy could never kill.’

‘I wouldn’t be so sure. We cannot rule it out yet. we will need to look at him a bit closer. Just to be sure.’

‘As you wish. But in my opinion, it’s a waste of time. You’ll see. He is not the killer. And he is not going to help us find the killer either.’

‘I understand what you are saying. It all makes perfect sense. But I cannot get rid of this strange feeling that this time you are wrong.’

confused /kənˈfjuːzd/ – zmätený

witness /ˈwɪtnəs/ – svedok

judge /dʒʌdʒ/ – sudca

testify /ˈtestɪfaɪ/ – vypovedať (pred súdom)

rule it out – vylúčiť to

waste of time – mrhanie časom

get rid of – zbaviť sa niekoho/niečoho