[hoodie] Regrets

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[hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:05 am

He sat in his cell, thinking about the past. "If only I had stuck to the plan, I could have gotten away with it." He sat back and sighed. "Or better yet, if she had been almost any other woman in the world...."
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby Brian1976 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:05 pm

he= a current inmate in a prison?
was he referring to a crime he didn't get away with?
she= his wife? girlfriend? someone he knew personally?
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:04 pm

Brian1976:

he= a current inmate in a prison? Yes
was he referring to a crime he didn't get away with? Yes
she= his wife? Yes girlfriend? someone he knew personally?
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby GalFisk » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:11 am

Crime of: theft? Violence? Deception? Smuggling? Murder? Forgery? Illegal substances? Illegal hunting? Did he hide a crime from his wife? Have his wife help with a crime? Does he have a relevant profession? Does she?
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:42 pm

GalFisk:

Crime of: theft? Violence? Deception? Smuggling? Murder? Yes Forgery? Illegal substances? Illegal hunting?

Did he hide a crime from his wife? No

Have his wife help with a crime? No

Does he have a relevant profession? No Does she? No
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby trebor » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:15 am

Did he murder his wife? Was she an accomplice to the murder? Has she committed a murder as well? Another crime? Did she rat him out?
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:29 am

trebor:

Did he murder his wife? Yes Was she an accomplice to the murder? No Has she committed a murder as well? No Another crime? No Did she rat him out? No
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby trebor » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:36 am

Did his wife have a relevant profession? Did she have a connection to law enforcement? To the legal system?

Is the murder method relevant? Relevant what he did with the body after killing her? Did he try to hide her? Destroy her corpse? Was there anything uncommon about her body that made her identifiable nonetheless?
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:14 am

EDITED 2/10 at 4:19 PM ET: HAD TO MODIFY MY RESPONSES. MY APOLOGIES.

trebor:

Did his wife have a relevant profession? No Did she have a connection to law enforcement? Irr To the legal system? Irr

Is the murder method relevant? No-ish. The means is not relevant, but an aspect of the murder's execution is.

Relevant what he did with the body after killing her? No Did he try to hide her? No Destroy her corpse? No Was there anything uncommon about her body that made her identifiable nonetheless? No
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby GalFisk » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:15 pm

Was the body found? Identified? Was his plan to: hide the body? Destroy it? Make the death seem accidental? Natural? Someone else's fault? Suicide?
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:28 pm

Had to modify my responses to trebor's most recent questions. Edited version is 2 posts up from this one.
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:33 pm

GalFisk:

Was the body found? Yes
Identified? Yes
Was his plan to: hide the body? No Destroy it? No Make the death seem accidental? No Natural? No Someone else's fault? Yes Suicide?No
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby GalFisk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:54 am

Relevant on whom he wanted to pin the murder? If the wife had been someone else, would it have made a difference: before she died? When she died? Before the body was found? When it was found? When evidence pointed to another murderer? Relevant who investigated the murder? Is a specific investigation method relevant? Such as fingerprinting? DNA tests?
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:42 pm

GalFisk:

Relevant on whom he wanted to pin the murder? No If the wife had been someone else, would it have made a difference: before she died? Very soon before. When she died? Before the body was found? When it was found? When evidence pointed to another murderer? Relevant who investigated the murder? No Is a specific investigation method relevant? Yes Such as fingerprinting? No DNA tests? No
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby GalFisk » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:37 pm

Did whom she was affect: the place of the murder? The time of the murder? Any witnesses to the murder? Any recording of the murder? The noise of the murder? The murder method? The route she took to the place of the murder? The route he took? Any other evidence of the murder? Relevant where the murder took place? When? Is his motive relevant?
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:06 pm

GalFisk:

Did whom she was affect: the place of the murder? No The time of the murder? No Any witnesses to the murder? No Any recording of the murder? YES! The noise of the murder? The murder method? The route she took to the place of the murder? The route he took? Any other evidence of the murder? No to all Relevant where the murder took place? Yes When? Is his motive relevant? No
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby GalFisk » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:57 am

Did they live together? Did the murder happen in her home? was there a video recording? Audio recording? Live broadcast? Was the recording done by a security system? Phone? Computer? Surveillance system? Someone spying on her?
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:35 am

GalFisk:

Did they live together? Yes Did the murder happen in her home? Yes was there a video recording? No Audio recording? Yes! Live broadcast? No Was the recording done by a security system? No Phone? No Computer? Yes-ish Surveillance system? No Someone spying on her? No
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby GalFisk » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:58 am

Computerish: a device recording whenever there is sound? An answering machine? Was the recording located in their home? Was it recorded on tape? Harddrive? Solid state storage (memory card, USB stick, MP3 player or similar)? Did the wife start the recording? Did the wife know she was in danger before being killed? Did who she was cause the recording device to be present? To be active?
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:02 pm

GalFisk:

Computerish: a device recording whenever there is sound? No An answering machine?No Was the recording located in their home? The recording device was in the home, but not the stored data. Was it recorded on tape? No Harddrive? Presumably Solid state storage (memory card, USB stick, MP3 player or similar)? No Did the wife start the recording? No Did the wife know she was in danger before being killed? Irr Did who she was cause the recording device to be present? No To be active? Yes
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby trebor » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:53 am

Was her name Alexa?
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets

Postby hoodie » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:20 am

trebor:

Was her name Alexa? YES!

Great job, trebor and GalFisk!


*******SPOILER********

The man had planned to kill his wife at home and not speak to her prior to the murder; he figured he might lose his nerve if he engaged her in conversation. When he deviated from his plan, he spoke her name, Alexa, which caused her Amazon Echo device to start listening for a few seconds. Law enforcement subsequently obtained the recording, which placed him at the scene of the crime. If he had stuck to the plan, or if she had been almost any other woman in the world (i.e. a woman not named Alexa), he might have gotten away with it.

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Re: [hoodie] Regrets (SOLVED!)

Postby peter365 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:21 am

Excellent puzzle Hoodie
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets (SOLVED!)

Postby hoodie » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:57 pm

Thanks, Peter!
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Re: [hoodie] Regrets (SOLVED!)

Postby trebor » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:56 am

Very nice.
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