Originally Posted by FAX
Most murders aren't the TV episode kind. They're the gang-related, drive-by, ass-capping kind.
Still, if you wanted to off somebody and get away with it, all you have to do is not be stupid. The burden of proof is so high that there has to be a believable witness or clear, undeniable, direct evidence against you or you won't even be charged. Either that, or they need a confession.
That's why most police detectives are, essentially, interrogation specialists. And by the term specialist, I mean a fat guy who denies you food, water, sleep, or bathroom privileges and screams at you at the top of his lungs for 24 hours.
The other thing that you pick up from shows like Dateline and 48 Hours is how often the cops just pick the most convenient suspect and the DA then ramrods them through a trial based more on theatrics and convoluted stories rather than proof.
Don't talk to cops without an attorney, even if innocent.