The judge says to a double-homicide defendant, "You're charged with beating your wife to death with a hammer."
A voice at the back of the courtroom yells out, "You Jerk!"
The judge says, "You're also charged with beating your mother-in-law to death with a hammer."
The voice in the back of the courtroom yells out, "You rotten Jerk!"
The judge stops and says to the person in the back of the courtroom, "Sir, I can understand your anger and frustration at these crimes, but no more outbursts from you, or I'll charge you with contempt. Is that understood?"
The person in the back of the court stands up and says, "I'm sorry, Your Honor, but for fifteen years I've lived next door to that Jerk, and every time I asked to borrow a hammer, he said he didn't have one."