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How did Mr Krabs die?
Mr. Krabs was found dead inside of the Krusty Krab restaurant. His throat had been cut. The coroner concluded that the wound on Mr. Krabs’s throat was caused by a metal spatula.
There was a spatula found next to the body. It was covered in Mr. Krabs’s blood, but so was everything else around it. The spatula had several sets of fingerprints, including SpongeBob’s, Squidward’s, and Mr. Krabs’s.
The coroner concluded that Mr. Krabs had bled to death, but the victim also had signs of blunt-‐ force trauma to the back of his head.
The floor in the Krusty Krab restaurant was covered with Mr. Krabs’s blood, but it was also very slick with cooking grease—several of the crime scene investigators slipped and fell during the investigation.
SpongeBob’s footprints were found all over on the greasy floor around Mr. Krabs’s body, along with the footprints of many other people. His footprints were NOT found in the blood puddle.
There was no sign of a break-‐in at the restaurant.
The Krusty Krab cash register was completely empty.
Mr. Krabs’s safe was found open, and the recipe for his Krabby Patty was NOT found in it.
There was a tiny cut on Mr. Krabs’s finger, but it was partially healed. Investigators concluded that this cut happened several weeks before Mr. Krabs’s death.
SpongeBob has worked at the Krusty Krab restaurant for years. In all that time, he has never received a raise.
Plankton has a long history of trying to sabotage Mr. Krabs’s restaurant and steal his secret recipes.
Inside SpongeBob’s home, investigators found a spatula with traces of Mr. Krabs’s blood on it. The spatula handle had SpongeBob’s fingerprints, as well as Mr. Krabs’s.
Three days after Mr. Krabs’s death, Plankton began selling a crab burger recipe on his website, www.chumbucket.ocean. The recipe was very similar to Mr. Krabs’s Krabby Patty recipe, but it wasn’t exactly the same.
During a search of Plankton’s home, investigators did NOT find the Krabby Patty recipe or any spatulas.
SpongeBob was the only person other than Mr. Krabs who had keys to the restaurant and knew the combination to the safe.
Two days after Mr. Krabs’s death, Plankton went to the bank and paid the remainder SpongeBob’s pineapple house loan. Plankton says he did this out of the goodness of his heart.
Sandy testified that SpongeBob was desperately in need of money because the bank was going to repossess his pineapple house. She said SpongeBob had recently asked Mr. Krabs for a raise.
Mr. Krabs denied him, stating that the business wasn’t doing very well and there wasn’t enough money to give anyone a raise. SpongeBob was pretty upset.
Patrick said that SpongeBob told him, “Mr. Krabs is a greedy pig. He’s gonna wish he’d given me a raise!”
SpongeBob said that he went to the Krusty Krab restaurant the morning of Mr. Krabs’s death in order to beg one last time for a raise. When Mr. Krabs denied him again, SpongeBob told him that he quit. Then he left and went home to his pineapple. He said he believed that Mr. Krabs would have a difficult time replacing him and that he’d regret losing his best employee.
Squidward saw SpongeBob enter the Krusty Krab restaurant two hours before Mr. Krabs was found dead. An hour later, he heard Mr. Krabs screaming loudly. After waiting a while, Squidward went into the restaurant to investigate, and that’s when he found the dead body.
SpongeBob testified that two weeks before Mr. Krabs’s death, Mr. Krabs accidentally cut his finger on a spatula. SpongeBob offered to take it home to get it clean, but then he forgot to bring it back to the restaurant.
Plankton said that the recipe he started selling on his website was one that he created with the help of his computerized wife, Karen. He affirmed that he did not steal Mr. Krabs’s Krabby Patty recipe and that he did not kill Mr. Krabs.
Patrick said he went to the Krusty Krab four hours before Mr. Krabs was found dead. The restaurant was locked, so Patrick knocked on the door. Mr. Krabs came out looking very upset. He told Patrick that the Krusty Krab was closed and that he might never sell another Krabby Patty again.