The previous day, the star prosecution witness had been sent away to come up with the only piece of evidence, a single email that no one had ever asked to see until then.
As soon as they did, then he never reappeared on his video link from the United States, and the jury was discharged.
Three weeks later, that email, a perfectly simple thing to find, has still not turned up. It does not exist.
It is no wonder that we longer have even so much as a date for a Case Management Hearing, still less for a trial. There is no case against me. None.
But this post will appear every day until further notice.
Beyond that, another hung Parliament is coming, and we need our people to hold the balance of power in it.
It has become a local commonplace that I am on 30-30-30 with Labour and the Conservatives here at North West Durham, so that any one of us could be the First Past the Post.
I will stand for this seat, if I can raise the £10,000 necessary to mount a serious campaign. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Very many thanks.