The motive for a commercial profit murder is money.


Primary goal: To obtain complete control of a business or enterprise.


Secondary goals:

(1) To obtain insurance money after the victim's death.

(2) To eliminate someone who is causing a problem.


People who may be involved:

(1) a partner

(2) a family member

(3) someone who wants to take over the business (as in a criminal enterprise)


Features may include:

(1) The person who masterminded the crime may be sure to have an air-tight alibi.

(2) There is something unusual in arrangements between the victim and the company (insurance pays the company or ownership goes to a partner rather than to the spouse or family).

(3) The death is beneficial for the company.


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