circumstantial evidence


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Synonyms for circumstantial evidence

evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute

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If ever circumstantial evidence pointed to a criminal it does so here.
Michael's pear-tree, near which he always passed at nightfall: the circumstantial evidence appeared so strong that Dominicus doubted whether the autograph produced by the lawyer, or even the niece's direct testimony, ought to be equivalent.
During the whole four days I had not seen the girl, as she evidently kept closely to her room; and during this time no untoward incident had occurred aboard the boat--a fact which seemed to strengthen the web of circumstantial evidence about her.
Nevertheless, as he lived in a spacious house in Golden Square, which, in addition to a brass plate upon the street-door, had another brass plate two sizes and a half smaller upon the left hand door-post, surrounding a brass model of an infant's fist grasping a fragment of a skewer, and displaying the word 'Office,' it was clear that Mr Ralph Nickleby did, or pretended to do, business of some kind; and the fact, if it required any further circumstantial evidence, was abundantly demonstrated by the diurnal attendance, between the hours of half- past nine and five, of a sallow-faced man in rusty brown, who sat upon an uncommonly hard stool in a species of butler's pantry at the end of the passage, and always had a pen behind his ear when he answered the bell.
Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal in Ghaziabad (UP) had sentenced the Talwars to life imprisonment on November 28, 2013 after finding them guilty on circumstantial evidence.
It also ruled that there was no sufficient circumstantial evidence to prove the guilt of Baliaga, who is out on bail.
And I can't go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now.
ISLAMABAD -- Saying the defendant was convicted on mere circumstantial evidence that could not establish his guilt beyond reasonable doubt, the Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Hafiz Ghulam Rasool sentenced to prison for murder of Mohammad Saleh.
Skull in the Ashes: Murder, a Gold Rush Manhunt, and The Birth of Circumstantial Evidence In America.
But rejecting the appeal, Lord Justice Mc-Combe said: "In our view, the judge's summing up as to the approach the jury should take to circumstantial evidence was entirely correct.
The medical board has sought certain crucial information from police, including photographs of the hotel room where Pushkar was found, statements and other circumstantial evidence.
Appealing against his conviction yesterday Kost''s legal team complained that he had been found guilty on the back of only circumstantial evidence.
The agency's probe just failed to solve the mystery and rather than sift through the cobwebs of inscrutability that embraced the case, we had the beleaguered CBI adding a few more shrouds on its own before zeroing in on the Talwar couple on the strength of circumstantial evidence.
Evidence of a Viking cross was found beneath the floor dating back to 950AD, but circumstantial evidence points to parts of the foundations as possibly being Anglo Saxon.
10 ( ANI ): Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) former CEO Arif Ali Khan Abbasi has welcomed an Indian court decision to overturn the life ban on former Indian skipper Azharuddin for alleged match fixing, and said that the decision had proved that cricketers could not be punished for wrong doing just on circumstantial evidence.