Today we are once again talking about murder: the taking of a human life by another person without a provable and justifiable self-defense argument.
Today, most people probably get their knowledge of crime fighting and police work from television and movies: A world where either time, technology and storyline is more advanced than in reality or a world where the investigators have done their work and now the producers have the luxury of simply telling the story from whatever perspective or timeline that they wish.
How do you really solve a murder?
Well, simply put, you collect evidence. And when it comes to solving crimes and the rule of law, evidence can be a finicky partner. Sometimes you may get a confession and sometimes, probably most times, you have to reconstruct a story from scratch. Anyone can be charged with a crime but for a successful prosecution, you need physical evidence. Without physical evidence pointing to a particular individual or group of people, all you have left is circumstantial evidence. Circumstances can point you to the person or people but circumstances can also be unbelievably random in life. Most times they are not!
This time the evidence was fickle.