History Main / DeathbedConfession

24th Feb '18 2:55:52 AM JackG
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* ''Taggart''. In "Forbidden Fruit" a doctor decides to drown himself after being exposed as a fraud. His wife sees the overturned boat and rushes into the house to call for help, [[BungledSuicide only to find him inside dripping wet]]. Things probably would have worked out if he hadn't forgotten about the written confession he left behind, in which he confessed to murdering the VictimOfTheWeek.

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* ''Taggart''.''Series/{{Taggart}}''. In "Forbidden Fruit" a doctor decides to drown himself after being exposed as a fraud. His wife sees the overturned boat and rushes into the house to call for help, [[BungledSuicide only to find him inside dripping wet]]. Things probably would have worked out if he hadn't forgotten about the written confession he left behind, in which he confessed to murdering the VictimOfTheWeek.
2nd Dec '17 11:02:45 AM Jake
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* One episode of ''Series/MurphysLaw'' had the plot kicked off by an unusual variant. An old man serving a life sentence collapsed of a heart attack, and before he died he was able to whisper to the prison chaplain that he ''hadn't'' committed one of the murders he was sent to prison for. Since it was literally the last words the man spoke before he died there was no reason to believe he was lying, so Murphy gets the unenviable task of finding the real killer.
14th Nov '17 8:29:34 AM kazokuhouou
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* By technicality, Hisamichi did live a month or two after this confession in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: The Inner Chambers'', but given that this was her last conversation with Yoshimune before her death, the trope still applies in spirit. In their final conversation, Hisamichi admitted [[spoiler: that she poisoned Yoshimune's older sisters and the closest rival to the throne to ensure that Yoshimune became shogun.]] It's not entirely clear how Yoshimune took the news but the parting was certainly amicable enough.

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* ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: The Inner Chambers'':
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By technicality, Hisamichi did live a month or two after this confession in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: The Inner Chambers'', confession, but given that this was her last conversation with Yoshimune before her death, the trope still applies in spirit. In their final conversation, Hisamichi admitted [[spoiler: that she poisoned Yoshimune's older sisters and the closest rival to the throne to ensure that Yoshimune became shogun.]] It's not entirely clear how Yoshimune took the news but the parting was certainly amicable enough.enough.
** On his deathbed Ienari admitted to his wife that ''he'' was behind the historical record of him being a crazy spendthrift lecher, in order to hide any mention of the Redface Pox from foreigners who would take advantage of that to invade Japan.
13th Oct '17 11:19:52 PM JackG
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* In the TV adaptation of ''Literature/{{Nostromo}}'', the title character is about to confess that he'd stolen the [[MineralMacGuffin silver]] after being fatally shot, but Lady Gould hushes him, as Nostromo has always taken pride in his incorruptible reputation. "It was lost at sea."

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* In the TV adaptation of ''Literature/{{Nostromo}}'', the title character after being fatally shot is about to confess that he'd stolen the a [[MineralMacGuffin boatload of silver]] after being fatally shot, but Lady Gould hushes him, as Nostromo has always taken pride in his incorruptible reputation. "It reputation.
-->'''Lady Gould:''' It
was lost at sea."
12th Sep '17 10:37:41 PM Timjames98
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[[folder:Mythology And Religion]]
* In Catholicism, the faithful are instructed to confess their sins to a Priest so that they can be granted absolution and so their soul can be unburdened by sin [[note]]While confession is the only way to be sure, someone who is unable to undergo this rite before death can still get into Heaven by praying to God for forgiveness and by being sincerely repentant[[/note]]. Catholics who are in very poor health or who are dying are highly encouraged to make a confession so can go to Heaven when they die. If someone has a serious sin on his conscience then a deathbed confession can be a LastSecondChance to save his soul.
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7th Sep '17 10:25:03 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', right after Olenna Tyrell poisoned herself on Jaime's orders, she confesses to Jaime [[spoiler:that ''she'' was the one to poison Joffrey, Jaime and Cersei's [[BrotherSisterIncest son/nephew]], and demanded that Jaime tells Cersei she confessed.]] Fans quickly declared this a DyingMomentOfAwesome.
18th Jul '17 9:30:50 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''[[Literature/NobodysGirl Nobody's Girl]]'' (and its anime rendition, ''Anime/TheStoryOfPerrine''), [[spoiler: Perrine's dying mother Marie tells her daughter that her father Edmond and her grandfather Vulfran parted ways bitterly after the grandpa's ParentalMarriageVeto, so she cannot expect to be warmly received by Vulfran and his family. Perrine decides to go anyway so she can at least try meeting him and forging her own path.]]
22nd Jun '17 10:37:09 AM JackG
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* ''TheProfessionals''. The episode "Everest Was Also Conquered" starts with the former head of MI6 saying "I killed Suzie Carter" on his deathbed. Suzie Carter was a witness at a 1953 corruption inquiry who [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident supposedly committed suicide]]. This causes a [[YouKnowTooMuch series of murders]] as the other conspirators race to cover up their involvement.

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* ''TheProfessionals''.''Series/TheProfessionals''. The episode "Everest Was Also Conquered" starts with the former head of MI6 saying "I killed Suzie Carter" on his deathbed. Suzie Carter was a witness at a 1953 corruption inquiry who [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident supposedly committed suicide]]. This causes a [[YouKnowTooMuch series of murders]] as the other conspirators race to cover up their involvement.
8th Jan '17 9:49:55 PM Gamermaster
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* In the Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} ''Literature/SirAldingar'', Aldingar is mortally wounded by the mysterious champion, and confesses his MaliciousSlander before he dies.]]

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* In the Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} ''Literature/SirAldingar'', Aldingar is mortally wounded by the mysterious champion, and confesses his MaliciousSlander before he dies.]]
11th Oct '16 7:22:14 AM bradleysigma
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In evidence law, such a confession (or anything said while dying, really), is a ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dying_declaration dying declaration]]''. Dying declarations are not subject to the usual rules of hearsay, and can thus be admissible when they otherwise wouldn't be. The theory behind this is that nobody about to die would have a reason to lie, [[ThanatosGambit would they]]?
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