The witnesses in the trial contradicted each others stories. One witness said the man was guilty and the other witness said the man was not guilty. This contradiction was confusing to the jury. Contradictory stories are common in trials.
If someone, especially a police officer, interrogates someone, they question them thoroughly for a long time in order to get some information from them.
The policeman interrogates this man by asking him questions.
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When the policeman interrogates this suspect about the stolen car, what questions might the policeman ask?