Occasional reflections on Life, the World, and Mathematics

And then what happened?


The linguistic conventions of reporting on trials are sometimes confusing, because of the way reporters are required to appear to suspend judgement until the verdict. The BBC reports

A pensioner has been found guilty of murdering his partner and her daughter after he shot them both dead at his puppy farm in Surrey.

On first reading, I tried to figure out how he could have first murdered them, and then shot them dead…

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