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Accusing a Suspect

Martina
Martina
Well-Connected

May-26-2008 10:30

I just did a case where a suspect had a fake alibi and PE. I accused him and it was wrong!

There were 2 other suspects with fake alibi's, but i didn't bother checking PE for them because i had gotten it for the above suspect.

I thought PE + Fake alibi = guilty

Why would this have happened?

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Lady Jas
Lady Jas
The Chosen One

May-26-2008 10:48

The person you accused very well could have been the person who you should have used researched on. Often, if you research a person at city hall, a fake suspect will get eliminated due to being in court, etc. That is probably what happened.

It's always a good idea to check all evidence and use research to eliminate any fake alibis. If you don't have research, then its definately recommmended to check all PE against the fake alibi'd people.

Martina
Martina
Well-Connected

May-26-2008 10:52

I did use the research. That suspect wasn't eliminated by research.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

May-26-2008 10:53

Research will eliminate the suspect but the person eliminated will NEVER match with PE. If you did in fact have a fake alibi and PE to match then it may be a bug and should be reported to Admin. Remember PE+fake=Guilty, WE+fake does not + guilty

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

May-26-2008 11:00

oops that should be
PE+fake=guilty
WE+fake=guilty
2WE = guilty

Are you sure you didn't have similar names and did not have the right alibi for that person. Many of us have made that mistake, especially in cities like Delhi and Shanghai

Martina
Martina
Well-Connected

May-26-2008 11:05

Thank you Lady Jas & ctown for responding.

No ctown, i didn't have similar names. I still have my notepad in front of me with their names: Gurvinder, Nayarayn & Malak.

I will report this to Admin.

Thanks again!

lilangel
lilangel
Sleuth About Town

May-26-2008 12:22

Hold up...

How many suspects were there? What level case? It is very much possible you didn't get all the suspects, thus assuming one was fake when it was real.

It's happened on many occasions, this would not be the first time I have heard of this situation. We've all done it at one time, I'm sure. Ok, maybe not ALL of us, but many of us have. Especially at a time before sleuth helpers were out.


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