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5th Dec '16 6:45:10 PM nombretomado
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* The ''ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/TheGodInTheBowl" by Creator/RobertEHoward opens with this situation: Arus the watchman, who is the first on the scene of the murder of Kallian Publico, immediately jumps to the conclusion that Conan was the killer when he revealed himself, kicking off an investigation when his fellows come by. (It doesn't exactly help that Conan broke into the place to steal.)

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* The ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' story "Literature/TheGodInTheBowl" by Creator/RobertEHoward opens with this situation: Arus the watchman, who is the first on the scene of the murder of Kallian Publico, immediately jumps to the conclusion that Conan was the killer when he revealed himself, kicking off an investigation when his fellows come by. (It doesn't exactly help that Conan broke into the place to steal.)
24th Nov '16 6:19:20 PM KidDynamite
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* A regular recipe for getting ''Franchise/PerryMason'' a client.

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* A regular recipe for getting ''Franchise/PerryMason'' or ''Series/{{Matlock}}'' a client.
5th Nov '16 4:23:56 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''InspectorMorse'', Morse gets into exactly this situation, and is promptly told by [[DaChief his boss]] that he's [[TurnInYourBadge not going to be on the investigation]], and [[TheWatson Lewis]] has to report to a SmugSnake. When Morse points out that he was on the scene, his boss points out that whilst he ''was'' at the scene, he was also [[CaptainObvious holding the murder weapon]].

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* In one episode of ''InspectorMorse'', ''Series/InspectorMorse'', Morse gets into exactly this situation, and is promptly told by [[DaChief his boss]] that he's [[TurnInYourBadge not going to be on the investigation]], and [[TheWatson Lewis]] has to report to a SmugSnake. When Morse points out that he was on the scene, his boss points out that whilst he ''was'' at the scene, he was also [[CaptainObvious holding the murder weapon]].
31st Oct '16 2:59:16 AM jormis29
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* Shortly after a card sharp swindles one of the protagonists in ''Film/{{Life}}'', he stumbles upon both protagonists after being brutally beaten -- by the [[CorruptHick racist hick sheriff]] and his cronies, naturally -- just in time to kick the bucket, leading to the arrest of both protagonists.

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* Shortly after a card sharp swindles one of the protagonists in ''Film/{{Life}}'', ''Film/{{Life|1999}}'', he stumbles upon both protagonists after being brutally beaten -- by the [[CorruptHick racist hick sheriff]] and his cronies, naturally -- just in time to kick the bucket, leading to the arrest of both protagonists.
27th Jul '16 5:35:24 AM Clare
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** Justified on some occasions, though - for example, in ''Earthshock'', the person who finds the Doctor and his companion is an agent of the Cybermen and has been ordered to use them as a scapegoat.

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** Justified on some occasions, though - for example, in ''Earthshock'', the person who finds the Doctor and his companion Adric is an agent of the Cybermen and has been ordered to use them as a scapegoat.
22nd Jul '16 12:35:43 PM Ambaryerno
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** Part of Kalas's revenge against [=MacLeod=] involved destroying the life of and then taking the head of Duncan's close friend Fitzcairn. Kalas murders Fitz's rival both at the cooking school he's teaching in and for the affections of a female student, then lures Fitz to the school by threatening to reveal his falsified credentials. Fitz stumbles across the body, but rushes to delete his records anyway. Unfortunately the love interest then walks in (having ''also'' been summoned by Kalas, along with the police), making it look for all the world like the victim discovered the truth and Fitz murdered him before attempting to destroy the evidence.
2nd Jun '16 8:11:00 PM foxley
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7th May '16 9:27:00 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': Happens to Steed twice in "Medium Rare" as part of a FrameUp. The first time, he sent to a DoomedAppointment and arrives just after the man he was supposed to meet has been murdered, and seconds before internal security arrives. The second time, he happens to walk him on a murder the killer was planning on framing him for. The killer knocks him out and leaves him beside the body with the murder weapon in his hand.
4th May '16 10:40:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' Erika takes this attitude towards Natsuhi when she's found in the same room as Hideyoshi's dead body. Natsuhi didn't kill him, but Erika continues to insist that she's the culprit, and the rest of the arc ends up being one long TraumaCongaLine for her.

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' Erika takes this attitude towards Natsuhi when she's found in the same room as Hideyoshi's dead body. Natsuhi didn't kill him, but Erika continues to insist that she's the culprit, and the rest of the arc ends up being one long TraumaCongaLine for her.
14th Mar '16 12:55:15 AM CaellachTigerEye
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*** This example is also complicated by the fact that there are ways to detect what the last spell(s) cast by a wand were, which would probably vindicate Harry since neither his nor Cedric's wands cast the ''Avada Kadavra'' that killed Cedric; Fudge also, despite his paranoia, didn't seem to jump to that conclusion (considering Harry more an AttentionWhore with issues than a straight murderer), which perhaps further cleared Harry's name in an official capacity. Until Voldemort was properly exposed it would've been down to personal opinion whether he killed Cedric or not.


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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Barry Allen's father was accused of his wife's murder when the police arrived, with even his friend Joe West not believing his innocence for years. In this case it was more justified: firstly, Henry Allen was found with the bloody knife in hand, kneeling over her body - being a doctor, he was trying to reset her heart with it and probably wasn't thinking clearly - and secondly Barry's story about the real murderer was too fantastical to be taken seriously - everyone thought his mind conjured the story to block out the truth as a means of coping with the obvious trauma. Unusually for this trope, Dr. Allen wasn't overly focused on clearing his own name and was at peace with spending his remaining years in prison (his son is a different story); his primary concern was for Barry to move on with his life.
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