Collocation – Crime

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One of my favorite TV shows is about detectives who investigate ______1______ crimes. In the last
episode, they were looking into a murder that had happened over ten years ago. The suspect who was
_____2______ at the time was the victim’s ex-boyfriend and _____3______ a long criminal record – but he
______4_____ his innocence with a watertight alibi.
The detectives then began to investigate the person who had found the girl’s body and ____5_______ the
crime. He had never ____6_______ the law, but a man who matched his description had been accused of
an ______7______ kidnapping of another young woman around the same time.
The police called him in for questioning, and the alibi that he _______8______ didn’t match the one on
record. They then _______9____ DNA evidence from the new suspect, and it proved that he had indeed
______10______ the crime. It took more than ten years, but justice was finally served!

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