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22nd Jan '17 10:17:23 AM yisfidri
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** Miss Marple encountered this again ''At Bertram's Hotel'', where the murderer claims her victim was accidentally shot while defending her from an unknown assailant.

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** Miss Marple encountered this again ''At Bertram's Hotel'', ''Literature/AtBertramsHotel'', where the murderer claims her victim was accidentally shot while defending her from an unknown assailant.
19th Jan '17 2:52:10 AM yisfidri
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** In ''A Caribbean Mystery'', the murderer killed the wrong victim after misidentifying her in the dark.

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** In ''A Caribbean Mystery'', ''Literature/ACaribbeanMystery'', the murderer killed the wrong victim after misidentifying her in the dark.
4th Jan '17 7:15:21 AM AgProv
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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}} fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11536013/8/Hyperemesis-gravidarum Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', a wizard with a passing resemblence to Ponder Stibbons, in poor light, is murdered. And Ponder had been getting the psychic prompts meant for the other wizard, to tell him his days were numbered.
2nd Dec '16 6:04:41 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/MidnightMary'', Leo and his mooks set out to kill Tom, but they accidentally kill his friend, Sam, instead.
23rd Nov '16 7:23:42 PM nombretomado
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* AssassinsCreedRevelations: One of Ezio's students screws up her first major assassination by killing someone who happens to wear the same clothes as her target. You basically lecture her as she drags the body into the river.

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* AssassinsCreedRevelations: ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'': One of Ezio's students screws up her first major assassination by killing someone who happens to wear the same clothes as her target. You basically lecture her as she drags the body into the river.
5th Nov '16 4:25:25 PM nombretomado
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* The InspectorMorse novel ''Death Is Now My Neighbour''. The first victim dies because the killer meant to bump off the guy next door, but entered the wrong house.

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* The InspectorMorse Series/InspectorMorse novel ''Death Is Now My Neighbour''. The first victim dies because the killer meant to bump off the guy next door, but entered the wrong house.
1st Nov '16 11:30:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Resurrection}}'': After detective John Prudhomme interrupts one of the serial killer's rituals, he sends John a taped message informing him that he'll kill his wife as revenge and [[StuffedInTheFridge leave the behind behind for him to find]]. When John races back home, it turns out that the killer murdered his wife's best friend instead since he didn't know what she looked like.

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* ''Film/{{Resurrection}}'': After detective John Prudhomme interrupts one of the serial killer's rituals, he sends John a taped message informing him that he'll kill his wife as revenge and [[StuffedInTheFridge leave the behind body behind for him to find]]. When John races back home, it turns out that the killer murdered his wife's best friend instead since he didn't know what she looked like.
29th Oct '16 7:01:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Resurrection}}'': After detective John Prudhomme interrupts one of the serial killer's rituals, he sends John a taped message informing him that he'll kill his wife as revenge and [[StuffedInTheFridge leave the behind behind for him to find]]. When John races back home, it turns out that the killer murdered his wife's best friend instead since he didn't know what she looked like.
25th Oct '16 11:12:14 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Theater/OedipusRex'', Oedipus kills a guy on the road due to him pissing him off. Turns out it was the guy's father, in accordance with the {{Curse}} that was laid on the father that stated that his own son would kill him.
* In ''Theater/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', this happens to [[spoiler:the Beggar Woman, who Sweeney did not know was actually his wife until it was too late]], and very nearly happens to [[spoiler:Johanna]]. In both cases, Sweeney's obsession blinded him to the true nature of both parties.
7th Oct '16 8:24:20 AM Mhazard
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Compare to AccidentalMurder, where the dead people are accidental collateral damage rather than dead by misaimed intention, TakingTheBullet, where the victim deliberately take the hit, and IDidntMeanToKillHim, where the killer did mean to do ''something'' to the victim.

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Compare to AccidentalMurder, where the dead people are accidental collateral damage rather than dead by misaimed intention, TakingTheBullet, where the victim victims deliberately take the hit, hit meant for someone else, and IDidntMeanToKillHim, where the killer did mean to do ''something'' to the victim.
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