Jude Connelly
Biographical information
Full name Jude Connelly
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Death 2016
Cause of death Impalement
Profession(s) Photojournalist
Partner(s) Lily Karam (ex-girlfriend)
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #40: Diamond in the Rough (s3)

Jude Connelly was the victim in Diamond in the Rough (Case #40 of World Edition).


Jude was an investigative journalist. He had short blond hair and stubble, blue eyes, and wore a dark forest green shirt with a notepad and pen in the right pocket over a green shirt and an orange locket around his neck at the time of his death. Back when Carmen was an investigative journalist, the two were rivals as they were both nominees for the Pulitzer Prize. Prior to his death, he was investigating diamond smuggling with Olivier Feraud, while also working with Frida Cruz to smuggle diamonds from a De Brills diamond mine.

Murder details

Jude was found at the De Brills's largest mining facility with a drill impaling his chest. Since he was found on the drill bit, Carmen and the player identified it as the murder weapon. According to Angela, the drill practically juiced his internal organs, and the killer landed a punch on the victim's jaw, leaving other bruises shortly before the murder. In doing so, the killer left fried caterpillar guts on the victim, meaning the killer ate caterpillars.

Killer and motives

The killer turned out to be Olivier Feraud, Jude's colleague.

Olivier eventually admitted to killing him in self-defense. He claimed Jude wanted him dead after he had taken a photo of him smuggling an apple-sized diamond (which turned out to be a failure due to the intervention of Clayton Rose's men). One night, the two journalists went to the mine supposedly to do research. Jude attacked Olivier. In defense, Olivier threw dirt into his eyes and went to the drill bit to activate it. It turned on and Jude's internal organs were practically juiced. Judge Adaku sentenced Olivier to 15 years in prison, with a chance for parole in 5 years.


  • When flower petals are being vacuumed off his notebook, it is revealed that his phone number is 202-555-1095.
  • Jude is a parody of English actor Jude Law.

Case appearances