"I suspect the 'how' of this case is going to be at least as interesting as the 'why', constable."
Elephants have been convicted of murder: witness the case of Mary, a circus elephant hanged-- yup, hanged-- in 1916 after being found guilty of murdering her trainer.
There is nothing so black that humans can't find humour in it. Or do it for real. Because, generally, we suck.