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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #320 on: 28 Mar 2017, 09:17 »
Case #10
In the middle of the night, a mother sneaks into the bedroom where her son is sleeping and kills him.

(Explain the reasons and circumstances for what happened.)

Yes
Was her son a child? (younger than, say, 13 years old)


No
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« Last Edit: 28 Mar 2017, 09:20 by Snarky »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #321 on: 28 Mar 2017, 09:57 »
Did she turn herself in?

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #322 on: 28 Mar 2017, 10:16 »
Does the son have an incurable disease?  (Is this a case of euthanasia?)
Is the killing intentional?
Does the mother realise that she's killed her son?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #323 on: 28 Mar 2017, 11:04 »
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Case #10
In the middle of the night, a mother sneaks into the bedroom where her son is sleeping and kills him.

(Explain the reasons and circumstances for what happened.)

Yes
Was her son a child? (younger than, say, 13 years old)
Is the killing intentional? [But...]


No
Did she turn herself in? [Doesn't really matter, but let's say no]
Does the son have an incurable disease?  (Is this a case of euthanasia?)
Does the mother realise that she's killed her son? [Not right away]

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #324 on: 28 Mar 2017, 11:24 »
I have a theory...

She hears two lovers, thinks her husband is cheating on her, goes in a fit of rage and kills him only to discover that it was actually her son.

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #325 on: 28 Mar 2017, 11:35 »
Did she know she would kill her son before she did it?
Did she think it was her husband?
Did the son look somehow like the man she intended to kill?
Was her son completely under the blanket when she killed him?
« Last Edit: 28 Mar 2017, 12:27 by Kumpel »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #326 on: 28 Mar 2017, 11:57 »
I have a theory...

She hears two lovers, thinks her husband is cheating on her, goes in a fit of rage and kills him only to discover that it was actually her son.

(wrong)

Also, we already established that the son is younger than 13, so the "she hears two lovers" part is a bit :-X

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Case #10
In the middle of the night, a mother sneaks into the bedroom where her son is sleeping and kills him.

(Explain the reasons and circumstances for what happened.)

Yes
Was her son a child? (younger than, say, 13 years old)
Is the killing intentional? [But...]
Did the son look somehow like the man she intended to kill? ["Somehow" – see next question]
Was her son completely under the blanket when she killed him? [Sure, that works]


No
Did she turn herself in? [Doesn't really matter, but let's say no]
Does the son have an incurable disease?  (Is this a case of euthanasia?)
Does the mother realise that she's killed her son? [Not right away]
Did she know she would kill her son before she did it?
Did she think it was her husband?

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #327 on: 28 Mar 2017, 12:01 »
Also, we already established that the son is younger than 13, so the "she hears two lovers" part is a bit :-X

Oops... I hadn't noticed this when I posted that theory!  :-[ :-[

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #328 on: 28 Mar 2017, 12:06 »
Having conclusively proven that I don't read the previous clues properly <FACEPALM>...

Did she already intend to kill a person before she entered the room?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #329 on: 28 Mar 2017, 12:11 »
Is the murder weapon relevant to this case?
Was the mother in her right mind, when she did it?
Has the mother taken any drugs?
alcohol?
inhaled any chemicals?
Has the mother any mental illness?

Did she kill him with a knife?
Did she shoot him?
Did she suffocate him?
« Last Edit: 28 Mar 2017, 12:29 by Kumpel »

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #330 on: 28 Mar 2017, 12:29 »
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Case #10
In the middle of the night, a mother sneaks into the bedroom where her son is sleeping and kills him.

(Explain the reasons and circumstances for what happened.)

Yes
Was her son a child? (younger than, say, 13 years old)
Is the killing intentional? [But...]
Did the son look somehow like the man she intended to kill? ["Somehow" – see next question]
Was her son completely under the blanket when she killed him? [Sure, that works]
Did she already intend to kill a person before she entered the room?
Was the mother in her right mind when she did it?
Did she kill him with a knife?


No
Did she turn herself in? [Doesn't really matter, but let's say no]
Does the son have an incurable disease?  (Is this a case of euthanasia?)
Does the mother realise that she's killed her son? [Not right away]
Did she know she would kill her son before she did it?
Did she think it was her husband?
Is the murder weapon relevant to this case? [Not particularly]
Had the mother taken any drugs? [Not to the point where it's relevant to the case]
Had the mother had any alcohol? [Ditto]
Had the mother inhaled any chemicals? [Ditto]
Does the mother have any mental illness? [Open to interpretation, but it was not an act of pure insanity]
Did she shoot him?
Did she suffocate him? [No, let's go with the knife]

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #331 on: 28 Mar 2017, 12:31 »
Did she think it was an intruder / burglar?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #332 on: 28 Mar 2017, 12:50 »
Was it the son's bedroom she sneeked in?
Was it the parent's bedroom she sneeked in?
Did she want to kill her husband?

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #333 on: 28 Mar 2017, 12:59 »
Is the bedroom in the house they live in?  (Tabby's question just made me realise the ambiguity of "the bedroom he was sleeping in")

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #334 on: 28 Mar 2017, 13:01 »
She planned to kill her husband while he was sleeping but didn't know that their son had had a nightmare or something and had crawled into bed with Daddy and she stabbed the son by accident?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #335 on: 28 Mar 2017, 13:07 »
Is the killing an act of mercy, saving the victim from a much worse fate? (for instance certain starvation or a nuclear apocalypse)

Edit:
I realise the part where she doesn't realise the victim was her son is a much more relevant path to pursue than my above query, but it felt like a good question still.
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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #336 on: 28 Mar 2017, 13:26 »
(Tabby's question just made me realise the ambiguity of "the bedroom he was sleeping in")

;)

There is also some other important background context about these people that you haven't caught a whiff of yet.

She planned to kill her husband while he was sleeping but didn't know that their son had had a nightmare or something and had crawled into bed with Daddy and she stabbed the son by accident?

(wrong)

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Case #10
In the middle of the night, a mother sneaks into the bedroom where her son is sleeping and kills him.

(Explain the reasons and circumstances for what happened.)

Yes
Was her son a child? (younger than, say, 13 years old)
Is the killing intentional? [But...]
Did the son look somehow like the man she intended to kill? ["Somehow" – see next question]
Was her son completely under the blanket when she killed him? [Sure, that works]
Did she already intend to kill a person before she entered the room?
Was the mother in her right mind when she did it?
Did she kill him with a knife?
Is the bedroom in the house they live in?


No
Did she turn herself in? [Doesn't really matter, but let's say no]
Does the son have an incurable disease?  (Is this a case of euthanasia?)
Does the mother realise that she's killed her son? [Not right away]
Did she know she would kill her son before she did it?
Did she think it was her husband?
Is the murder weapon relevant to this case? [Not particularly]
Had the mother taken any drugs? [Not to the point where it's relevant to the case]
Had the mother had any alcohol? [Ditto]
Had the mother inhaled any chemicals? [Ditto]
Does the mother have any mental illness? [Open to interpretation, but it was not an act of pure insanity]
Did she shoot him?
Did she suffocate him? [No, let's go with the knife]
Did she think it was an intruder / burglar?
Was it the son's bedroom she sneaked into?
Was it the parents' bedroom she sneaked into?
Did she want to kill her husband?
Is the killing an act of mercy, saving the victim from a much worse fate? (for instance certain starvation or a nuclear apocalypse)
« Last Edit: 28 Mar 2017, 13:28 by Snarky »

Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #337 on: 28 Mar 2017, 14:08 »
Was the mother sleep-walking?
Were they the only people in the house at the time?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #338 on: 28 Mar 2017, 14:48 »
Were they religious?

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Re: The "Black Stories" crime riddles thread
« Reply #339 on: 28 Mar 2017, 15:33 »
Would it have ended differently in bright daylight?
Was the mother blind?
Did she want to kill a human?
Did she plan the murder for a longer time?
Did she hope to accomplish something else than getting rid of the person with the murder (e.g. heritage, to make an event happen...)?