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|Full name||Nigel Riordan|
|Cause of death||Poisoning|
|Profession(s)||Mayor of Viola Gardens|
|Family||Kendra Riordan (wife)|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #44: The Truth in Wine|
Nigel Riordan (1965-2019) was a suspect in the murder investigation of young heir Trudy Rivera in The Truth in Wine (Case #44 of Aurelia) before being murdered in Green-Thumbed Kill (Case #47 of Aurelia). He was also a quasi-suspect in This is Shear Luck (Case #45 of Aurelia).
Events of Criminal Case
Killer and Motives
The killer would turn out to be café owner Gloria Gundwood.
Gloria confessed to killing the Mayor of Viola Gardens but insisted she had to do it. She recounted how Nigel would constantly insult her and her café, considering it as an eyesore on the modern Viola Gardens Nigel wanted to build. Gloria then started sobbing and confessed that Nigel started driving customers away by slandering the café in an attempt to make her close the café. Furious with Nigel for ruining her business and livelihood, she grew hemlock in her café and snuck into City Hall, poisoning his afternoon tea and killing him. In court, she was given 20 years in prison by Evelyn Rodriguez.