I am assuming that there are some stronger phases of the trial for them, but clearly West's opening statement doesn't appear to be well thought out nor did it fit his droning style of delivery. Knock-knock joke fell flat and he later had to apologized.
Off to a roaring start for the defense!
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"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan