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Re: Closest to Getting Away With It

Even though I'm one of its defenders, there's MIND OVER MAYHEM.
In spite of all the blunders Marshall Cahill makes, what makes him confess is Columbo arresting his son on a trumped-up charge (which he later ADMITS is a trumped-up charge), so why WOULD'T Marshall confess? (A little like Ned Diamond confessing to cover for Grace Wheeler, except that it's covering for someone who's actually innocent.) And according to Columbo, he probably couldn't get Marshall any other way, as in evidence.

Re: Closest to Getting Away With It

Paul Hanlon comes to mind. He had Columbo stumped for awhile. The scene of Columbo sitting in the empty stands of the stadium is pretty iconic.