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|Full name||Victus Storme|
|Cause of death||Blood loss|
(cuts to the forehead)
|Partner(s)||Stephanie Marsden (ex-girlfriend) †|
|Affiliation(s)||The Followers of Freedom|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #34: A Piece of Cake|
Victus Storme (1976-2020) was a suspect in the murder investigations of businesswoman Araceli Lopez in A Piece of Cake (Case #34 of Explore the World) and street racer Stacey Steele in Death in the Fast Lane (Case #35 of Explore the World) before being murdered in Crime Square (Case #36 of Explore the World).
Events of Criminal Case
Killer and Motives
The killer would turn out to be anarchist leader Thaddeus Lloyd.
When confronted, Thaddeus denied the accusations, insisting he'd never hurt his friend. After Bradley told him they'd found his DNA on the weapon, Thaddeus cracked, saying that death was the cost of betrayal. Thaddeus explained that he and Victus planned to kill James together, spending nights organizing the assassination so the anarchists would conquer. On the day before the assassination, Thaddeus spotted Victus mailing a letter and broke into the mailbox, discovering a letter addressed to the White House detailing the entire assassination plot. Outraged, Thaddeus waited until the day of the hit and cornered Victus on the rooftop, demanding to know why he had betrayed The Followers of Freedom. Victus confessed that he wanted to leave the anarchist gang, writing the letter in the hope that he would get immunity for all his previous crimes as an anarchist so he could begin his new life. Infuriated by his friend's betrayal, Thaddeus carved an anarchist symbol into his forehead as a reminder of where his loyalties should lie. He then made the videocall to the GPA to redirect them to the airstrip so Anthony would be vulnerable to attack, confessing that his murder attempt on Anthony was to slay the other traitor in his gang. In court, a furious Judge Armstrong sentenced him to life imprisonment in solitary confinement for the assassination plot on the President, the murder of Victus Storme and the attempted murder of Anthony Rosewater.