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1. A mythical person who appears in many defences is the 'BHS'. Diane Downs, who shot her three children in an unsuccessful attempt to hold on to her married lover, is probably the most famous to invoke the BHS defence. What does BHS stand for in this case?
2. In 1990, in a California triple murder trial, Christopher Box and Manuel Flores blamed each other for the murder of three people, in a classic TODDI defence. What does this stand for?
3. In the 2009 Academy Award winning film, 'Milk', Josh Brolin played this assassin, Dan White. During White's trial, a reporter coined a neat phrase that has remained ever since. It could perhaps be summed up as 'a little cake did it and ran away'. What was the neat phrase?
4. In 1908 a wealthy lady in Glasgow was battered to death and a small brooch was stolen. The police fixed on a German Jew called Oscar Slater as the murderer. Despite numerous discrepancies, gaps and just plain lies in the case, Oscar Slater was convicted, sentenced to death, and within two days of being executed, the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. After eighteen and a half years he was initially released on licence and finally cleared in 1928. Which knighted crime fiction author helped to resolve this elementary case where someone else did it and ran away?
5. Even before he became Premier, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was accused in the media of being 'Macavity'. Were someone to plead a 'Macavity Defence', what would be the thrust of their argument?
6. Has this ever been used as a successful defence? "I did it, but I was asleep at the time".
7. Which lady claimed that "A canis lupus dingo did it and ran away"?
8. Which 'big boy who did it and ran away' killed his mother, wife and three children before running away for nearly 18 years, only being captured after a forensic artist showed a clay bust, showing what was believed he could look like, on 'America's Most Wanted'?
9. Has the 'Evil Twin' defence - which could be paraphrased as 'my evil twin did it and ran away' ever worked?
10. Which case in 1971 might be described as 'a big boy did it and jumped away'?
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