Who Killed Mr Krabs in Spongebob? The 2 Day Trial of Spongebob Squarepants

Spongebob is a fan favourite for most people; it’s been around for years, and generations have enjoyed the yellow sponge; however, in this article, we dive a little deeper into the darkness and see who killed Mr Krabs and how did Mr Krabs die.  This entire question revolved around a mock-trial called Trial of Spongebob Squarepants which was a school class assignment.

Firstly, let’s have a look at who Mr Krabs is!

Who is Mr Krabs? 

Mr Krabs is a character in SpongeBob. He is a red crab who lives in an anchor. Mr Krabs lives in the anchor with his daughter Pearl, a whale. His full name is Eugene Harold Krabs, and he is the owner and founder of Krusty Krab and employs both SpongeBob and Squidward.

How Did Mr Krabs Die?

So, how did mr krabs die and who killed him? According to this hilariously written PDF, Mr Krabs was found dead inside of the Krusty Krab restaurant with his throat slit. Unfortunately, the coroner has concluded that Mr Krabs was killed with a metal spatula by a singular cut to the throat.

Who Killed Mr Krabs?

The three main suspects in the case were SpongeBob, Squidward and Plankton. Oh, and there was a fourth, Patrick!

What episode Mr. Krabs killed?

This wasn’t from an actual episode of Spongebob, but a mock trial called the trial of Spongebob Squarepants which was a real life school class assignment.

The spatula indeed had several sets of fingerprints on it; these also included Mr Krabs, SpongeBobs and Squidward. 

Let’s get to the most important question, who killed Mr Krabs? Mr Krabs was found with a serious cut to his neck from a metal spatula found next to the body. Check out this hilarious mockup crime scene photo from Trial of Spongebob Squarepants.

Who Killed Mr Krabs - The Trial of Spongebob Squarepants Crime Scene

The three main suspects in the case were SpongeBob, Squidward and Plankton. Oh, and there was a fourth, Patrick!

You can make up your mind who killed Mr Krabs by reading the full trial of Spongebob Squarepants. We do think Plankton was acting a little too fishy, but hey, that’s our opinion. We’d love to hear yours in the comments!

Who Killed Mr Krabs Synopsis Video

Here is a quick video from the Murder Under the Sea: SpongeBob SquarePants Murder Trial.

Trial of Spongebob Squarepants

As mentioned above, this all started from a school class assignment where the class was divided into teams of lawyers, and each team was assigned as either the prosecution (who want to prove SpongeBob is guilty) or the defense (who want to prove that he might be innocent).

Below is a breakdown of the crime scene evidence, suspect evidence and the witness testimony.

Who Killed Mr Krabs: Crime Scene Evidence

Here is a breakdown of the Crime Scene Evidence:

  • Mr. Krabs was found dead inside of the Krusty Krab restaurant. His throat had been cut. The coroner concluded that the wound on Mr. Krabs’ throat was caused by a metal spatula.
  • The floor in the Krusty Krab was covered with Mr. Krabs’ blood, but it was also very slick with cooking grease – several of the crime scene investigators slipped and fell during the investigation.
  • SpongeBob’s footprints were found all over the greasy floor around Mr. Krab’s body, along with the footprints of many other people. His footprints were NOT found in the blood puddle.
  • There was no sign of a break-in at the restaurant.
  • There was a tiny cut on Mr. Krab’s finger, but it was partially healed. Investigators concluded that this cut happened several weeks before Mr. Krab’s death

Suspect Evidence:

  • Plankton has a long history of trying to sabotage Mr. Krabs’ restaurant and steal his secret recipes
  • Inside SpongeBob’s home, investigators found a spatula with traces of Mr. Krabs’ blood on it. The spatula handle had SpongeBob’s fingerprints, as well as Mr. Krabs’
  • Three days after Mr. Krabs’s death, Plankton began selling a crab burger recipe on his website, www.chumbucket.ocean. The recipe was very similar to Mr. Krabs’s Krabby Patty recipe, but it wasn’t exactly the same.
  • During a search of Plankton’s home, investigators did NOT find the Krabby Patty recipe or any spatulas.
  • SpongeBob was the only person other than Mr. Krabs who had keys to the restaurant and knew the combination to the safe.
  • Two days after Mr. Krabs’ death, Plankton went to the bank and paid the remainder SpongeBob’s pineapple house loan. Plankton says he did this out of the goodness of his heart.
  • Sandy testified that SpongeBob was desperately in need of money because the bank was going to repossess his pineapple house. She said SpongeBob had recently asked Mr. Krabs for a raise. Mr. Krabs denied him, stating that the business wasn’t doing very well and there wasn’t enough money to give anyone a raise. SpongeBob was pretty upset.
  • Patrick said that SpongeBob told him, “Mr. Krabs is a greedy pig. He’s gonna wish he’d given me a raise!”
  • SpongeBob said that he went to the Krusty Krab restaurant the morning of Mr. Krabs’s death in order to beg one last time for a raise. When Mr. Krabs denied him again, SpongeBob told him that he quit. Then he left and went home to his pineapple. He said he believed that Mr. Krabs would have a difficult time replacing him and that he’d regret losing his best employee.
  • Squidward saw SpongeBob enter the Krusty Krab restaurant two hours before Mr. Krabs was found dead. An hour later, he heard Mr. Krabs screaming loudly. After waiting a while, Squidward went into the restaurant to investigate, and that’s when he found the dead body.
  • Plankton said that the recipe he started selling on his website was one that he created with the help of his computerized wife, Karen. He affirmed that he did not steal Mr. Krabs’ Krabby Patty recipe and that he did not kill Mr. Krabs.
  • Patrick said he went to the Krusty Krab four hours before Mr. Krabs was found dead. The restaurant was locked, so Patrick knocked on the door. Mr. Krabs came out looking very upset. He told Patrick that the Krusty Krab was closed and that he might never sell another Krabby Patty again.

Witness Testimony:

  • SpongeBob testified that two weeks before Mr. Krabs’ death, Mr. Krabs accidentally cut his finger on a spatula. SpongeBob offered to take it home to get it clean, but then he forgot to bring it back to the restaurant.
  • SpongeBob has worked at the Krusty Krab restaurant for years
  • In all that time, he has never received a raise
  • Mr. Krab’s safe was found open and the recipe for his Krabby Patty was NOT found in it
  • The Krusty Krab cash register was completely empty
  • There was a spatula found next to the body. It was covered in Mr. Krab’s blood, but so was everything else. The spatula had several sets of fingerprints including SpongeBob’s, Squidward’s and Mr. Krab’s
  • The Coroner concluded that Mr. Krabs had bled to death, but the victim also had signs of blunt-force trauma to the back of the head

Now that you have all the evidence and details of the trial of Spongebob Squarepants.. who killed Mr Krabs? Is SpongeBob guilty of killing Mr. Krabs?

If you would like a copy of the PDF from the the trial of Spongebob Squarepants, click on the below image for a copy.

who killed mr krabs - trial of spongebob squarepants
The Trial of Spongebob Squarepants – Who Killed Mr Krabs?

How old is Spongebob?

SpongeBob is 35 years old. SpongeBob was born on July 14, 1986. Meaning he’s now a whopping 36 years of age, soon to be 37!

How tall is SpongeBob?

SpongeBob is four inches tall! Both Patrick and SpongeBob are the same height. Squidward is a massive 10 inches, with Mr Krabs standing tall at 7 inches. SpongeBob is definitely one of the smallest works at the Krusty Krab.

However, it’s more than likely the document is from a project of some sort of a piece of fan fiction. So no need to worry; Mr Krabs will still be on your screens for the long term. 

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