Userid, Why do you keep asking really stupid questions. Another poster offers Multiple Choice options. How might Columbo do it: COLUMBO: Excuse me, Maam, can I ask one last question? PATSY: Yes, of course go ahead COLUMBO: Where was your eldest daughter located the night of JonBenet's death? PATSY: She was working at hospital in Marietta, Georgia, she finished her shift at about 7:00 A.M. on 12-25-1996 COLUMBO: OOH, I see Maam, well that rules Melinda out, that palm print must have arrived on the door before Christmas COLUMBO: Thank You Maam, well that leaves that hi tec footprint needing an explanation, did you say Burke was asleep all night? PATSY: AFAIK, yes, it was the police that awoke him COLUMBO: Maybe just as well Maam .