What generally happens when there’s a “He Said, She Said” type of case? I’m referring to cases where each person swears to a different version of events. Obviously, one person is lying, but assume the evidence is inconclusive or incomplete and does not implicate either the plaintiff or defendant? How often is evidence inconclusive–is the judge usually able to catch someone in a lie? Why would someone lie if they know perjury is going to compound their problems? I’m assuming the punishment for perjury is added to the punishment of a convicted person?
A related question: How do liars tend to react when confronted with proof that they are lying? Do they stick to their guns or call into question the validity of the evidence? Do they cry and apologize? Do they say they were framed? I may be watching a bit too much of Judge Judy, but I’m curious about whether liars would continue to protest their innocence even after they are clearly caught in a lie. If they do, are they hoping to save their dignity by accusing everyone else of convicting an innocent person?
Thanks for the insight.