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on the roommate’s clothing (circumstantial evidence), along with direct evidence including the fingerprints and DNA evidence linking the roommate to the knife and this knife to the victim’s fatal wounds (actus reus). The detective should also present the testimonial evidence of neighbors who witnessed or heard any loud movements or shouts from inside the apartment, and the roommate’s incriminating nonverbal behavior during consensual contact (indicating possible mens rea). By building the case in this way, the detective can help the prosecutor to obtain from the accused a guilty plea or plea bargain. Failure to build the strongest case and/or presenting evidence obtained through inadmissible methods may mean the prosecutor cannot prove guilt and the accused can walk free.These are the four important actions that must be taken by a detective called to the scene of a suspected homicide in an apartment building, referring to the actions to be taken, their importance, and the consequences if they are not taken. From this review, it is clear that these actions impact the outcome of a prosecution, contributing directly to a guilty or innocent verdict.
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