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Summer Daze
Summer Daze
Freedom Fighter

Oct-30-2011 08:35

I am wondering if I have come across a conflict between two of the general 'rules of guilt' in Noir and would appreciate some feedback or enlightenment on this.

My understanding is that the following are both true:

~ Two pieces of witness evidence (WE) against a suspect = guilt
~ Elimination of all physical evidence (PE) against a suspect eliminates him/her from the crime.

Recently I had a case where I eliminated all but 2 of the suspects by checking PE. There was one final piece of PE that could have belonged to either of them - and the contact was at the bribing stage. I therefore decided to search for WE and - if I could only obtain one of these - use the final bribe with the contact to confirm.

I obtained one piece of WE against a suspect - let's call him Umesh (well that was his name) - but when I checked that final piece of PE with the contact the answer was negative. Well it must be the other fellow I thought (there had been lots of clamming) so I accused the other - only to find that the guilty party was indeed Umesh.

This has made me rather wary of eliminating suspects even when none of their PE checks out. I hope that the above makes sense and you can see where I am coming from? At the moment I am treading gingerly to say the least........


Shawn Savage
Shawn Savage

Oct-31-2011 06:17

Something is definitely odd regarding the PE. I had just accused a suspect who had a false alibi and a PE match only to have a false accusation screen appear. According to the rules PE + FA= Guilty.

Normally I too would say its a human error but after falsely accusing a suspect I knew had an alibi( mistakenly picked the suspect during my excitement of finally catching the culprit), I've since checked and double checked and triple checked before I even accuse anyone.

Has anyone else come across this particular glitch concerning the evidence besides me and Summer?

Night Queen
Night Queen
Old Shoe

Oct-31-2011 23:51

Well if there is a glitch in the system, I am bound to find it. I seem to always be running across them.

Haven't had a falsie in a while. Like you Summer, I keep careful track of my cases. Time will tell with this issue. I do hope your episode was simply a case of human error.


Jan-5-2012 20:49

Hey this happened to me at least twice. (I write things down too)

Just so you know.

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