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Who is responsible in the following case and why?
A man is found dead on One Saturday morning. He was killed while his wife was sleeping. The wife tells the police all that she knows. She tells them that the cook was cooking breakfast, the maid was cleaning and the butler was getting the mail. The police immediately arrest the person who is responsible.

Asked by Anou, Last updated: Dec 06, 2018

Who is responsible in the following case and why?

1. The cook is responsible.
2. The wife is responsible for the simple reason that she was supposed to be sleeping but yet she know about all that had happened.
3. The maid is responsible.
4. The maid and the cook are responsible.


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C. Wasek

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C. WasekPhilanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi
Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered on Dec 07, 2018

First: there is no mail on Sunday in most places. Some packages still run, but letters and the like do not come on Sunday. The wife is the one who is arrested.

Fun fact: this would be considered a crime of passion. While there are few details given, it can be inferred that it was bloody. From the story the wife told, it seems as though she didn’t have a chance to get her story straight. Often, when someone is found the next day, and the person who committed the murder is still there, it is hard for them to get a story together.

However, if this is in a place where mail does run on Sunday: how does she know all of this if she was asleep when her husband was murdered?

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Mar 14, 2017

It's obvious the wife is making up a story. She said the butler was getting the mail, but there is no mail on Sunday.
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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Mar 08, 2017

The wife is responsible for the simple reason that she was supposed to be sleeping but yet she know about all that had happened.
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