Puzzles...

recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
1,214
this shud be it
this has to be it, i cant think of any other possibility,
if not give me the contact number of the judge.

the brother was killed by some other person's sister.
there is ambiguity in the sentence like this one:

'the farmer's servant took his car away.'

here his can apply farmer's car or servants car.

maybe the other person might be the judge here.

man, next time someone goes to court try using names.
 

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Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
6,970
The murderer cannot be punished because either:

A) The case is being tried in California and it would be unfair punish someone for no better reason than murder - its not like she was polluting or eating meat, or speaking unkind words, after all!

or

B) The murderer is not capable of recieving punishment due to
...1) having been abducted by space aliens,
...2) having fallen into an alternate dimensions,
...3) having croaked at some point after the murder, or
...4) having wisely fled to a nation with no extradition treaty.
None of the above! :D

Maybe it happened while they were still in the womb?
gootee is actually thinking along the right lines here (i.e. the issue is not a legal/political/sociological one). You are still a little off - they aren't in the womb when this happens, they are fully grown adults.

this shud be it
this has to be it, i cant think of any other possibility,
if not give me the contact number of the judge.

the brother was killed by some other person's sister.
there is ambiguity in the sentence like this one:

'the farmer's servant took his car away.'

here his can apply farmer's car or servants car.

maybe the other person might be the judge here.

man, next time someone goes to court try using names.
There is no trick question - this scenario could (however unlikely) happen.

Dave
 

recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
1,214
from what mr gootey said,
and what i said way before,
combining the two clues:
the person had two sister originally
one of them killed his brother (you know how irascible sisters can be :))
then the killer sister (sounds like killer whale) committed suicide in self reproach,
this whole event was explained by the other sister.


was it a case of euthanasia ?
 

n9352527

Joined Oct 14, 2005
1,198
Would it be more along the line, where it wasn't humane to punish the murderer because that would mean punishing both of them?
 

thingmaker3

Joined May 16, 2005
5,084
I'll go out on a limb here, completely ignoring Dave's saw and mischievious smile...

The woman who cannot be punished is the woman who presents the evidence. She presents the evidence as defendant in her own trial, having been falsely accused of her brother's murder.
 

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Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
6,970
from what mr gootey said,
and what i said way before,
combining the two clues:
the person had two sister originally
one of them killed his brother (you know how irascible sisters can be :))
then the killer sister (sounds like killer whale) committed suicide in self reproach,
this whole event was explained by the other sister.


was it a case of euthanasia ?
No :D The official answer is 5-words long.

Would it be more along the line, where it wasn't humane to punish the murderer because that would mean punishing both of them?
Interesting! ;)

It was a transsexual suicide. Her brother is also her sister, and can't be tried because s/he is now dead.
Great imagination! It is of course wrong!

I'll go out on a limb here, completely ignoring Dave's saw and mischievious smile...

The woman who cannot be punished is the woman who presents the evidence. She presents the evidence as defendant in her own trial, having been falsely accused of her brother's murder.
Do you picture me here grinning away?! :D

Along with n9352527's answer you are getting close here.

Dave
 

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Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
6,970
but you said brother was killed,
i mean can u put some light on the case.
Think about it: A woman has incontrovertible proof in court that her brother was murdered by her sister. The judge declares to the court, "This is the strangest case I've ever seen. Though it's a cut-and-dried case, this woman cannot be punished."

Two sisters that are Siamese twins, one of the twins decides to murder the brother, however since she is attached to her sister, in order to jail her they would also need to jail her (innocent) sister.

Dave
 

recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
1,214
oops now i get it heh heh,
just cant think straight these days ,silly me.

Would it be more along the line, where it wasn't humane to punish the murderer because that would mean punishing both of them?
just how close can one get!

i mean did u know there were more than one sisters and that they were siamese twins,
only under these circumstances it is not humane to punish the murderer unless one sister is highly emotionally attached to other.
 

recca02

Joined Apr 2, 2007
1,214
Ok, I have some situational conundrums and I though I would start a thread to see if anyone can a bit of common sense to find an answer. I have plenty to go through, so I'm sure we'll get bored before I run out!

Dave
got lots of free time :)
and i never get tired,
throw another challange or elf....
 

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Dave

Joined Nov 17, 2003
6,970
Ok, try this one:

Mr. Jones meets Mr. Smith in a hotel bar. After a heated discussion, they leave the bar and head upstairs. Partway up the stairs, Mr. Smith clutches his chest, then punches Mr. Jones in the face. Can you describe the sequence of events?

The answer to this one is bizarre, but I await the humorous attempts at the answers! :D

Dave
 

beenthere

Joined Apr 20, 2004
15,819
Is it possible that Smith noticed his wallet was missing, and punched Smith after assuming he was the pickpocket?

That's probably not bizarre enough.
 

thingmaker3

Joined May 16, 2005
5,084
Mr Smith is obviously a right-wing nutbag and Mr Jones a left-wing fruitcake. Mr Smith therefore blames Mr Jones for inducing angina, and makes vigilante response.

Political extremism is always bizarre!
 
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