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22nd Jul '17 3:45:06 AM 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.

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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 in 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.hand.
* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Crimson Feather", the initial suspect is found kneeling over the body of the week with blood on his hands. He flees when discovered. It is later revealed that he had found the body and was attempting to put pressure on the wound.
19th Mar '17 7:25:33 AM Arancaytar
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* A key premise of Mulisch's World War Two novel ''Literature/The Assault'', in which the narrator's family is killed after the body of a Nazi collaborator is placed in front of their home.
6th Mar '17 10:26:00 AM Dravencour
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* The ''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.)

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* The ''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 It doesn't exactly really help that Conan broke into the place Cimmerian was there in order to steal.)steal something.
6th Mar '17 10:24:13 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Film/TheGreenMile'' around the 1930's a huge and seemingly intellectually disabled Black man is found holding the bloodied and raped bodies of two little (white) girls. The reason was that he tried to magically heal them back to life. Yeah, he'd probably gotten the death penalty even if wasn't a black man found at the scene of a brutal crime in the 1930's South (and he got a racist attorney, to boot).

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* In ''Film/TheGreenMile'' around the 1930's a huge and seemingly intellectually disabled Black black man is found holding the bloodied and raped bodies of two little (white) girls. The reason was that he he'd found them and tried to magically heal bring them back to life. Yeah, he'd probably with his healing powers. He'd most likely have gotten the death penalty even if he wasn't a black man found at the scene of a brutal crime in the 1930's South (and he got a racist attorney, to boot).
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.
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