Judge Kong Zi, do you have anything to add before the jury deliberates?
I can't try to sway the jury one way or the other, but what I want them to consider is the duty children have to their parents...
If sons would just follow the ways of their fathers, then society would be more orderly. Perhaps this case wouldn't have come to my court.
THE JURY DELIBERATES
We the jury find the defendant not guilty of murder—filial piety is one of the most important aspects of an orderly society. In prosecuting his father, Euthyphro has betrayed his duty to his father and to Greece.
I think the jury has made a wise decision. You are acquitted. Filial piety is essential to a well-ordered society. It is the root of humaneness. Court adjourned.