In 1995, my sister was on trial for murder. Her alibi witnesses were told they would take the stand. But at trial her lawyer privately claimed to the judge at a sidebar that her alibi was fabricated and "put into her head by her idiot mother" and called none of us. "My client didn't choose to withdraw her alibi defense, I did". But the following year at her Motion for a New Trial, the lawyer under oath completely changed his story saying "I didn't choose to drop the alibi defense, my client did." Conesquently, her MNT was denied for that single reason. The judge said: "The two most important witnesses here today are Miss Dale and her lawyer. I believe Miss Dale made that decision to not go with her alibi defense and she's going to have to live with the results of that decision."