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Re: Which Victim Really Had it Coming

I don't know if he really had it coming, but I wasn't upset when Jesse Jerome was killed. I'm not excusing what Santini was running from, but Jerome seemed like such a despicable person who only cared about the almighty dollar.

Re: Which Victim Really Had it Coming

This is just my opinion but I feel like most blackmailers have it coming. Not the point the finger at anybody specific in the series but blackmailing is definitely a high motive for killing.

Re: Which Victim Really Had it Coming

Steve
This is just my opinion but I feel like most blackmailers have it coming. Not the point the finger at anybody specific in the series but blackmailing is definitely a high motive for killing.
Wasn't Edna blackmailing Tommy Brown?

Re: Which Victim Really Had it Coming

I would say Tony Galper in "Columbo Likes the Nightlife."

He wasn't just a bad guy, but his death was an accident while Vanessa was defending herself.

In the same episode, Linwood was also a despicable victim, but that was a cold-blooded murder, which makes it harder for me to say he "deserved" it.

Re: Which Victim Really Had it Coming

I was seriously considering those two also quid.

Re: Which Victim Really Had it Coming

Yeah, Edna got what she deserved!
:)

Re: Which Victim Really Had it Coming

I don't know about deserving it, but Karl Lessing really "asked for it."
Not only did he PRETEND he was willing to negotiate with Viveca, he also pretended that he wanted HER back.