At five-feet-six and a hundred and ten pounds,Queenie Volupides was a sight to behold. When she tore out of the house after an argument with her husband, Arthur, she went to the country club where there was a party going on. She left the club shortly before one in the morning and invited a few friends to follow her home and have one more drink. They got to the Volupides house about ten minutes after Queenie, who met them at the door and said, “Something terrible happened. Arthur slipped and fell on the stairs. He was coming down for another drink—he still had the glass in his hand---and I think he’s dead. Oh, what shall I do? The autopsy conducted later concluded that Arthur died from a wound on the head and confirmed that he’d been drunk.
You are a member of the investigative team. You must determine whether this was an accident or a murder. Analyze the evidence in Queenie's story as well as the picture and look for clues for how and why the incident occurred. Once you've gathered the evidence, make your claim. Was it an accident or murder?
Criteria for SuccessYour police report includes:
What was discovered (found)
What Queenie said
What the autopsy found
Whether the evidence supports what Queenie said
Conclusion and/or recommendations
Elaboration/Explanation of evidence supporting your conclusion and recommendations