Mr Chicken said

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Mr Chicken said …

I have a feeling that the author of this SMH article is taking advantage of the situation here, despite of the seriousness of the news item. Beginning 4 sentences with “Mr Chicken said” seems just a little too deliberate.

John Chicken is a rather unfortunate name though. At least he’s probably going to most be addressed along the lines of “representative for the defence,” I assume (or whatever the proper court-speak is), and if he gets to Judge it’ll be plain old “your honour.” Doesn’t change the fact that he’d be Judge Chicken though.