Whistling Strangler: I never killed silently after that. Always with a song on my tongue and a throat in my hands. All thirty-seven died, serenaded by my tune. (hums casually)
Prosecutor: You are aware that you’re on trial for corporate fraud?
Whistling Strangler: Which I insist is a false charge.
Prosecutor: And now you’ve admitted to the murder of thirty-seven coeds…
Whistling Strangler: That is true. I admit it openly.
Prosecutor: Does that not concern you?
Whistling Strangler: As long as I’m innocent in the eyes of the court, my conscience is clean.
Prosecutor: That is definitely not the case. We’ve got you for murder.
Eyes of the Court: This hero, Mr. The Whistling Strangler, is found not guilty of corporate fraud.
Prosecutor: And the homicides?
Judge: Crime isn’t on trial today, Mr. Lawyer. Corporate fraud is.
Jury: And corporate fraud is free to go.
Whistling Strangler: (whistles tune. chokes bailiff playfully)
Victims’ Families: (eager applause) We concede this well-fought case. Strangle again in peace.
Whistling Strangler: I will, I will. But not for me — for all of you.