Some background. I was watching this TV episode that involved an FBI agent. He was trying to smoke out a suspect who attended open mic sessions. So he went on with a set of jokes written on cards as part of his ruse. He read off a few, and he was getting no laughs. So he went ad lib.
I once shot an unarmed man. Forget that I was the one who shot his arms off.
The judge asked me, “Did you commit this murder?” I told him I did not. He asked, “Do you know the penalty for perjury?” I told him, I did not, but I was sure it was a lot less than the penalty for murder.