You believe your child is missing. You notify the authorities. They investigate, there is no suspect, in fact all of the agents assigned to the case believe that your child is actually not missing at all, that you should look harder and you will discover that your child is actually alive and well in the house sleeping.
Meanwhile, without any proof, the police chief calls to tell you he is sure that your next door neighbor has kidnapped your child, not because this is true, because he is faced with a mandatory retirement next week and for his own personal gain he desires to be seen as a hero for solving the case, believing he will be asked to stay on the job for another four years. In fact he had been spreading false rumors for months around the community that children were being kidnapped for the sole purpose of promoting himself claiming unapologetically to all the frightened parents, “Only I alone can fix this.”
Based on this lie, you decide to confront your neighbor yourself who denies all culpability because he is telling you the truth.
You become enraged at his denial. You go back to your house, you get a gun, you head back to the neighbor’s house, hold the gun to his head and shoot.
Who is guilty?