# Murder Detective (Who is guilty #6)

[This is a puzzle I've been working on. It has a unique solution. This one is meant to be one of the easier ones. Comments, thoughts and suggestions are welcome!]

The suspects are Amos, Celia, Emilia, Gale, Jason, Mendy, Shizue, Timika, Vince.

This is what you know from all those training sessions at the police academy:

1. Guilty people sometimes lie and sometimes don't.
2. Guilty people will always say their co-conspirators are innocent (if they mention them).
3. Innocent people tell the truth (when they know it).
4. Except for when they make up a statement to try to impress you. But they never make up more than one statement.
5. The smallest conspiracy that is consistent with the statements is the answer.

In the following table, each line represents the statements made by one of the characters. For example: The I in the first line (Amos) under the letter M represents a statement by Amos that Mendy is innocent.

Statements     | A | C | E | G | J | M | S | T | V |
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Amos           | I |   |   |   |   | I |   | I |   |
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Celia          |   | I | I |   |   | I | I |   | G |
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Emilia         |   | I | I | G |   |   |   | I |   |
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Gale           |   |   |   | I | I |   | I | G | G |
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Jason          | G |   | I |   | I |   |   | G |   |
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Mendy          |   | I | I |   |   | I |   | I | I |
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Shizue         | I |   | I |   | G |   | I |   |   |
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Timika         |   |   |   | G |   | I | I | I |   |
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Vince          | I |   | I | G |   | I |   | I | I |
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Who are the murderers?

• Are we to assume that the conspiracy is highly incompetent, as in, does every innocent person exactly know who is in the conspiracy and who is not? – Bass Dec 12 '18 at 6:49
• No. The innocent people have a subset of information about the others. And potentially have wrong information about one other person. – Dr Xorile Dec 12 '18 at 15:47