Power tools, including tools like an electric drill and drill bits, can be an attractive accessory to the killing of a person, experts say.
But experts say they don’t make sense in cases of murder or in cases where there’s no obvious motive.
“It’s not going to solve the case,” said Peter G. Daley, a former director of the Canadian Institute of Forensic Sciences.
“It’s going to help you find the killer, but it’s not an accessory to it.”
Daley says there are three ways to solve a murder: by the time police arrive, by the fact that there’s a weapon or an indication that someone else might have the weapon, or by the suspect’s reaction to police.
“I’m not a fan of the first one,” he said.
“The other two are going to make us question our motives.”
In the case of a murder that is still unsolved, there’s often a third factor, Daley said.
In some cases, it’s a simple motive: the suspect has been charged with a crime and he wants to escape, Dally said.
But in many of these cases, Daly says the motive may not be what’s known as a motive.
In the early 1990s, police in the British Columbia town of Fort McMurray were looking for a suspect who had been accused of murdering his wife and two young children.
A man who had an explosive device strapped to his waist and was seen with a handgun came into the police station and told the officers that he was in the process of killing his wife.
When police arrived, the man told them he had explosives strapped to him and was planning to shoot his wife to death.
The man was eventually arrested and charged with first-degree murder, arson and possession of a weapon for a prohibited purpose.
Police then discovered that the man had a shotgun in his possession.
He was charged with the murder of his wife, but was acquitted by a jury.
Police also found a bomb that had been planted in the garage of a home in the town.
The bomb, a pressure cooker, was found to be fake, and no explosives were found in the home.
The RCMP also found explosives in the trunk of a car that belonged to the suspect, who was driving away on the night of the bombing.
Police arrested the suspect the next day and he was charged in connection with the bombing, but he was acquitted.
It’s possible the man’s motive for the bombing was to try to evade capture and the authorities didn’t have any other evidence, Dolly said.
The case of John R. Smith, the Toronto man who died in 2005 after he was stabbed with a nail-biting electric drill, is an exception.
Smith was a drug addict who was shot to death in a Toronto jail after he escaped from prison and drove to the police headquarters to confess to the crime.
After his death, detectives asked the Crown not to charge Smith because they didn’t know the facts of the case, Dalles said.
He said police were able to make a solid case against Smith based on his confession.
However, he said, the Crown was never able to provide evidence to back up his claim.
“You don’t get a case like that,” he added.
Experts say the lack of evidence can make it hard to determine if a murder weapon is a murder or a suicide weapon.
“A person may have a very compelling motive, but they’re not necessarily a murder,” Daley told CBC News.
That could include a person who has killed several people, but the murder weapon was never found.
According to the Criminal Code, a murder can be committed with a weapon, even if it’s fake.
Anyone found with a fake murder weapon can face up to 10 years in prison, but a court will make a finding of guilt on a lesser charge if the accused does the same.
In Canada, a person can be convicted of a “suicide weapon” if they kill someone with a real or artificial firearm.
In other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Germany, such a conviction can be avoided if the weapon was fake, a Crown prosecutor said.
In recent years, there have been several high-profile murders involving the use of real or fake firearms.
In the UK, a man was found dead in his hotel room on May 1, 2012, while trying to steal a gun from a hotel room.
He was charged as a “firearm” after his death.
A jury found him not guilty of murder and manslaughter.
In June, a woman was charged for the deaths of her two young daughters, both aged nine, in a house fire in Germany.
She was convicted of the killings, but is awaiting sentencing.
Daly says it’s important to remember that even though a person is charged with murder, it doesn’t mean they’ll be convicted.
In some of these murder cases, a judge can