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(BBC)   It turns out that the "Evil Twin" defense can work in real life   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 50
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-10 02:42:36 PM  
A Massachusetts man was finally convicted when the jury in the third trial was allowed to hear that one of the twin brothers was a career criminal caught in the act in a similar crime, and the other was not.
 
2013-02-10 02:50:47 PM  
Identical twins have distinct fingerprints.  Find something that he touched during the attacks, and save yourself a couple hundred thousand Euros.
 
2013-02-10 02:58:55 PM  

FloydA: Identical twins have distinct fingerprints.  Find something that he touched during the attacks, and save yourself a couple hundred thousand Euros.


Or they could save time and money by asking them which one is the evil one.
 
2013-02-10 03:02:49 PM  
John Dewey:
Or they could save time and money by asking them which one is the evil one.


I suppose they could just see which one has a goatee.
 
2013-02-10 04:42:49 PM  
Standard DNA tests are unable to differentiate between their DNA.
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2013-02-10 04:48:10 PM  
media.timeout.com
 
2013-02-10 04:50:18 PM  
Servers down
 
2013-02-10 04:53:12 PM  
img831.imageshack.us

He tried to TELL Jeff that he was creating six alternate timelines.
 
2013-02-10 04:53:41 PM  
Police have been told it would cost upwards of 1m euros

juliekenner.com

So, apparently, justice has a price and that price is somewhere south of a million euros.
 
2013-02-10 04:57:52 PM  
graphic-engine.swarthmore.edu
 
2013-02-10 05:02:17 PM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-10 05:04:09 PM  
Dr. Drake Remoray just breathed a sigh of relief.
 
2013-02-10 05:07:15 PM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-10 05:08:00 PM  

Rufus Lee King: [i935.photobucket.com image 624x462]


CURSES....

/mine moves, though
 
2013-02-10 05:20:25 PM  

leevis: Dr. Drake Remoray just breathed a sigh of relief.


I don't who should be more ashamed: You for using a Friends reference when so many obvious sci-fi/fantasy call outs are available, or me for recognizing it instantly.

/Hangs head
//Post of shame
 
2013-02-10 05:21:43 PM  
There have been six similar sexual attacks in Marseille on women aged between 22 and 76 between September 2012 and January 2013.

Eeeuuuunnnghahhh
 
2013-02-10 05:22:44 PM  
You don't say.
 
2013-02-10 05:24:51 PM  

HotWingAgenda: There have been six similar sexual attacks in Marseille on women aged between 22 and 76 between September 2012 and January 2013.

Eeeuuuunnnghahhh


Don't think of it that way. Think "they were all 23 year olds."
 
2013-02-10 05:27:55 PM  
So basically the government is too cheap to run a test that would determine which one is guilty.
 
2013-02-10 05:31:15 PM  
How can they arrest two people for crimes likely only committed by one of them?

It seems like whichever one didn't commit the crimes would have a very solid lawsuit against the police for being knowingly falsely imprisoned.
 
2013-02-10 05:35:04 PM  
They should say to the twins, "We're going to run the test, and one of you is going to jail.  Plus, that one will owe us a million dollars for the test."
 
2013-02-10 05:39:41 PM  

armor helix: How can they arrest two people for crimes likely only committed by one of them?

It seems like whichever one didn't commit the crimes would have a very solid lawsuit against the police for being knowingly falsely imprisoned.


This is a great chance to use the Prisoner's Dilemma in an actual interrogation.  That, and a multiple choice polygraph exam.
 
2013-02-10 05:55:38 PM  
eastonsite247.net
 
2013-02-10 06:04:12 PM  
Alban and Tristram unavailable for comment.
 
2013-02-10 06:10:33 PM  

mittromneysdog: HotWingAgenda: There have been six similar sexual attacks in Marseille on women aged between 22 and 76 between September 2012 and January 2013.

Eeeuuuunnnghahhh

Don't think of it that way. Think "they were all 23 year olds."


Some of them were just stacked three deep.
 
2013-02-10 06:11:21 PM  

armor helix: How can they arrest two people for crimes likely only committed by one of them?

It seems like whichever one didn't commit the crimes would have a very solid lawsuit against the police for being knowingly falsely imprisoned.


Used to know a guy with two identical twin sons.  One of them ran over another kid... since both were in the car & they couldn't tell who was driving, both were charged.
 
2013-02-10 06:20:21 PM  

ZAZ: A Massachusetts man was finally convicted when the jury in the third trial was allowed to hear that one of the twin brothers was a career criminal caught in the act in a similar crime, and the other was not.


Which one was convicted?
 
2013-02-10 06:22:27 PM  

ryarger: leevis: Dr. Drake Remoray just breathed a sigh of relief.

I don't who should be more ashamed: You for using a Friends reference when so many obvious sci-fi/fantasy call outs are available, or me for recognizing it instantly.

/Hangs head
//Post of shame


My work here is done.
 
2013-02-10 06:40:29 PM  

skinink: [media.timeout.com image 566x370]


Is that Jeremy Irons?
 
2013-02-10 06:40:46 PM  

armor helix: How can they arrest two people for crimes likely only committed by one of them?

It seems like whichever one didn't commit the crimes would have a very solid lawsuit against the police for being knowingly falsely imprisoned.


He'd have to prove the cops kept him unreasonably long after they determined he didn't do it.  They have probable cause to arrest both suspects.
 
2013-02-10 06:41:25 PM  

SwiftFox: ZAZ: A Massachusetts man was finally convicted when the jury in the third trial was allowed to hear that one of the twin brothers was a career criminal caught in the act in a similar crime, and the other was not.

Which one was convicted?


They still can't tell.
 
2013-02-10 06:41:45 PM  
I see a solid career as hitmen for these two.
 
2013-02-10 06:50:27 PM  

Tommy Moo: skinink: [media.timeout.com image 566x370]

Is that Jeremy Irons?


Yes, before Photoshop.
 
2013-02-10 06:52:49 PM  
My evil twin makes most of my Fark comments....
 
2013-02-10 07:36:47 PM  

skinink: Tommy Moo: skinink: [media.timeout.com image 566x370]

Is that Jeremy Irons?

Yes, before Photoshop.


I'm not seeing that he has a twin. I remember being freaked out by 90s split screen film technology. I'm guessing they did this with the same technique they used for Phoebe/Ursula in Friends?
 
2013-02-10 07:42:59 PM  

John Dewey: FloydA: Identical twins have distinct fingerprints.  Find something that he touched during the attacks, and save yourself a couple hundred thousand Euros.

Or they could save time and money by asking them which one is the evil one.


Or put them in a room with a stripper and see who's more likely to take a dive at her.
 
2013-02-10 08:32:04 PM  
I would post the Drew goatie picture but I can't find it :(
 
2013-02-10 08:39:10 PM  

Felix_T_Cat: armor helix: How can they arrest two people for crimes likely only committed by one of them?

It seems like whichever one didn't commit the crimes would have a very solid lawsuit against the police for being knowingly falsely imprisoned.

Used to know a guy with two identical twin sons.  One of them ran over another kid... since both were in the car & they couldn't tell who was driving, both were charged.


How did that turn out? If they can't resolve that question they'd have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that both were participants.
 
2013-02-10 08:40:11 PM  
Elwin is locally known as Elwin Lee as opposed to Yohan who just goes by...Yohan. So the evil one is Elwin Lee.
 
2013-02-10 08:55:09 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: armor helix: How can they arrest two people for crimes likely only committed by one of them?

It seems like whichever one didn't commit the crimes would have a very solid lawsuit against the police for being knowingly falsely imprisoned.

He'd have to prove the cops kept him unreasonably long after they determined he didn't do it.  They have probable cause to arrest both suspects.


50% likelihood is probable cause to arrest somebody for multiple sexual crimes?

If this case goes to trial wouldn't a jury have to acquit them both (Separately).
 
2013-02-10 08:58:21 PM  

Nem Wan: Felix_T_Cat: armor helix: How can they arrest two people for crimes likely only committed by one of them?

It seems like whichever one didn't commit the crimes would have a very solid lawsuit against the police for being knowingly falsely imprisoned.

Used to know a guy with two identical twin sons.  One of them ran over another kid... since both were in the car & they couldn't tell who was driving, both were charged.

How did that turn out? If they can't resolve that question they'd have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that both were participants.


Never found out.  Cut ties with them shortly after that.
 
2013-02-10 09:26:54 PM  

Agatha Crispy: Elwin is locally known as Elwin Lee as opposed to Yohan who just goes by...Yohan. So the evil one is Elwin Lee.


He may go by just Yohan, but his middle name is Wayne.
 
2013-02-11 12:33:07 AM  
He always starts when I want to begin
 
2013-02-11 12:46:27 AM  
What about the "Evil Female Double from a Parallel Earth" defense?
 
2013-02-11 01:07:02 AM  

armor helix: BarkingUnicorn: armor helix: How can they arrest two people for crimes likely only committed by one of them?

It seems like whichever one didn't commit the crimes would have a very solid lawsuit against the police for being knowingly falsely imprisoned.

He'd have to prove the cops kept him unreasonably long after they determined he didn't do it.  They have probable cause to arrest both suspects.

50% likelihood is probable cause to arrest somebody for multiple sexual crimes?

If this case goes to trial wouldn't a jury have to acquit them both (Separately).


Throw in the probability that both are guilty and you're over 50%.  It's not zero.

Besides, "probable cause" does not mean "more likely than not." It means, "information sufficient to warrant a prudent person's belief that the wanted individual had committed a crime (for an arrest warrant) or that evidence of a crime or contraband would be found in a search (for a search warrant)".

Jury needs to be certain beyond reasonable doubt, a higher standard..
 
2013-02-11 01:23:12 AM  
I know he looks like me, hates work like me and walks like me. He's even got a twin... like me!
 
2013-02-11 02:11:39 AM  

Tommy Moo: skinink: [media.timeout.com image 566x370]

Is that Jeremy Irons?


Errrrr... Jeremy's Iron?
 
2013-02-11 04:50:13 AM  

armor helix: How can they arrest two people for crimes likely only committed by one of them?

It seems like whichever one didn't commit the crimes would have a very solid lawsuit against the police for being knowingly falsely imprisoned.


One of them is going to get busted for assisting, or aiding and abetting, or perverting the cause of justice or whatever they call it there. They both seem to be keeping their mouths closed so now they're both guilty of something.
 
2013-02-11 01:22:04 PM  
I'm trying to figure out if this makes sense.  Does Chewbacca have an identical twin?
 
2013-02-11 03:36:32 PM  
What if they are BOTH evil? One likes the younger ladies, one likes the older ones, and both of them can get off scot free due to hung juries!
 
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