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Mr.Mason was a rich man. He lived in a mansion. One day, at 5:30 PM Mr. Mason was found killed lying down next to his bed. His wife Mrs. Mason called the police. There are 5 people: maid, cook, gardener, wife, and brother.The maid said she was cleaning the stairs. The cook said he was cooking breakfast. The gardener said he was watering the plants. The wife said he was sorting her diamonds. The brother said he was sleeping. Who killed Mr. Mason??

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    $\begingroup$ "The wife said HE was sorting her diamonds"? $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Sep 3 '17 at 16:38
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It was most likely

The cook

Because

The cook gave the reason that he was cooking breakfast, but Mr. Mason was found in the evening. This indicates that the cook believed that the murder occurred in the morning, which would only be known to someone present during the crime. Not reporting it until the corpse was found makes the cook at an accomplice, or the murderer if we assume there is only one criminal.

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  • $\begingroup$ Same could apply for the brother who was sleeping $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Sep 3 '17 at 16:46
  • $\begingroup$ @BeastlyGerbil He could have been napping -- not still asleep from the night. $\endgroup$ – Spencerkatty Sep 3 '17 at 17:13
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Well, It could be

Mr.Mason's WIFE

As,

She could not digest the fact of her husband sorting HER diamonds and hence murdered him! As hinted by Soha FP - credit goes to her.

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  • $\begingroup$ Would be harsh... $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Sep 3 '17 at 18:13
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It must be

The wife

because:

The wife said she was sorting her diamonds. Most people keep their jewelry in their bedroom, the bedroom that she and Mr. Mason shared. If the wife was sorting her diamonds, she was in the same room as Mr. Mason when he died.

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  • $\begingroup$ As per the OP statements, ...The wife said he was sorting her diamonds. Not she (the wife) ! $\endgroup$ – Mea Culpa Nay Sep 5 '17 at 6:40
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The cook because... she said she was cooking breakfast, suggesting she thought the murder was in the morning (you dont eat breakfast in the evening.) He was not found till the evening. Why wouldn't she tell anyone in the morning??? Because it was her who did it, most likely.

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to the site. Spoiler tags can be a little fiddly. You need the >! on each line. You can also start a new line by ending a line with <space><space>. $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Sep 5 '17 at 18:21
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It should be:

The wife

Because:

Jewelry are usually in the bedroom so if anyone wanted to kill him the wife should have seen them. And also he was a rich guy and the wife get's the Most money if her husband dies so she has good reason.

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