More on Bennett’s Chainsaw

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about Bennett’s Chainsaw, which is the principle that:

The more things you must contest and the more explanations you must provide in order to mount a defense, the more likely it is that you will be convicted.

Here is the first corollary to Bennett’s Chainsaw:

In the defense of a criminal case, the second-simplest explanation that accounts for all of the government’s admissible evidence is generally the best.

Why the second-simplest explanation?

Drop me a comment if you think you know.

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About Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett got his letter of marque from the Supreme Court of Texas in May 1995. He is famous for having no sense of humor when it comes to totalitarianism.
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