Lateral Thinking Puzzles. Let's do it again!

Did the judge use the wording “in the name of Allah” in an official statement?
Was the judge the first person to use the word “Allah” in the relevant case?

Did this happen in the Americas?

Did this happen in the Americas?


Were these actual judges with law degrees?

Did they have the power to actual grant the plea?

Was the plea for clemency made in a separate trial?
If so, were the two trials in the same jurisdiction?

Was the rejection said out loud?
Was it in writing?

Did this happen this century?
20th C?

Is there wordplay involved?
Is everyone involved human?

Was the plea one that some other reasonable judge might have considered granting? One that any reasonable person would consider ridiculous?

Was rejecting it in the name of Allah a normal thing for this judge? A reaction to this specific plea? To this specific murderer?

Does the “Yes … and no” answer in response to “Were these actual judges with law degrees?” mean…

– At least one of the judges was an actual judge with a law degree, and at least one was not?

– They were actual judges, but did NOT have law degrees?

– They were “actual judges with law degrees” if you look at it one way, but not if you look at it a different way? (For example, a character in a TV show might be a judge with a law degree within the context of the show, but in the real world, the character doesn’t exist and the actor playing them is not an actual judge with a law degree?)

– Something else?

Did this happen in the context of a work of fiction?

If so: TV show? Movie? Book? Stage play? Other?

You know it from a work of fiction (other). There is uncertainty whether it was real life or not.

Is this from a video game?
Radio/podcast drama?
Comic book?
Did this involve a production error?

Would it help to know more about the murder?

Would it help to know the exact wording of the plea for clemency?

Is the work of fiction a song?

Is the song based on a murder that definitely occurred in the real world, but with some details added that might be fictional? Or is the murder itself the possibly-fictional part?

Is the singing of nonsense syllables involved? (“I said ah la la la la, in the name of ah la la la la…”)

Is the song a folk song?

Is it one that most people would associate with a specific performer?

Does it have any religious content other than the name of Allah?