prime suspect


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prime suspect

n. the one person law enforcement officers believe most probably committed a crime being investigated. Once a person is determined to be a prime suspect, the police must be careful to give the "Miranda warnings," or take the risk that any admissions (any evidence gained from the statements) by the suspect may be excluded in trial. (See: Miranda warning)

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Teenager Shoaib was the prime suspect in the murder of the sevenyearold boy whose body was found hanged at a mosque on Jan 2, a day after he he was kidnapped near his house in Lahore's Green Town.
Public prosecutor Ayman Hanafi said: "The prime suspect is a top official whose post requires him to be honest and trustworthy, as he is responsible for the security of his staff.
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The British High Commission in Pakistan have now contacted the family and confirmed that Sattar is the prime suspect in the case.
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On December 23, the 56-year-old mother and 54-year-old aunt of the prime suspect were released from detention by the Paphos court after being formally charged with tampering with evidence in connection with the murder.
Mr Walsh said: "The son was regarded as the prime suspect as far as control and possession of the weapon was concerned and it seemed the son was responsible for putting the gun there.
I compliment ATS Maharashtra, the Pune Police, the central agencies for apprehending the prime suspect within 100 days of the incident," Chidambaram said.