Who Killed Mr Krabs? – The Bikini Bottom Murder

Who Killed Mr Krabs

“Who Killed Mr Krabs?” Is a question that took the world and internet by storm in 2021. The question arose after a document was seen around on the internet titled “The Trial of Spongebob SquarePants” immediately after the document was released the users of Social Media was surprised and taken aback by it. 

This article will attempt at finding out How and Where this document came into existence and Who Killed Mr Krabs. 

However, before we jump into the legalities and point fingers, let’s get to know Who our Victim, Mr Krabs is as well as the other characters involved in this interesting Trial for Murder. 

The Parties Involved

The Victim

Mr Krabs

Mr Krabs
Mr Krabs

Eugene Harold Krabs, also known as Mr Krabs is a fictional character seen in the hit American Children’s Show Spongebob SquarePants. The character was introduced on May 1, 1999, in the Pilot Episode of the series titled “Help Wanted”. The character is voiced by the actor Clancy Brown. Mr Krabs was created by the Animator and Marine Biologist Stephen Hillenburg. He also designed the character.

Mr Krabs is the owner of the famous Fast Food Restaurant in Bikini Bottom named “Krusty Krab”. He is also the person who operates the restaurant and this is the Crime Scene where the murder of Mr Krabs took place.

The Suspect

Spongebob SquarePants

Spongebob SquarePants
Spongebob SquarePants

Spongebob SquarePants is the titular character and the protagonist of the American Children’s TV show named Spongebob SquarePants. Voiced by actor Tom Kenny, Spongebob also has been created by Stephen Hillenburg. The name of the character has been derived from Bob the Sponge who was the host in the unpublished book of the creator titled The Intertidal Zone. 

Spongebob works as a fry cook at Mr Krabs’s restaurant the Krusty Krab, the venue of the murder. Spongebob had been seen asking for a raise which the victim, Mr Krab refused to give. Many suspect this was indeed the motive Spongebob had to murder his boss and father figure Mr Krabs. 

Moreover, the murder weapon was also found in Spongebob’s house. 



Sheldon J. Plankton more commonly referred to as Plankton is the owner of a struggling restaurant named Chum Bucket which is located across the street from Krusty Krab and is the main antagonist of the TV show Spongebob SquarePants. The character had a deep and long rivalry with the Victim of the Murder Mr Krabs as his restaurant, the Krusty Krab was far more successful. 

Plankton was seen trying to steal the secret formula of the Krabby Patty from Mr Krabs multiple times only for his plans to be thwarted by the victim and his employees. 

The success of the Krusty Krab made Plankton jealous and the frustration of not being able to get the secret formula can be taken as the motive. 

Who Killed Mr Krabs?

The Crime Scene Evidence

The Victim, Mr Krabs was found dead inside the Krusty Krab Restaurant with his throat cut. The coroner came to the conclusion that the wound had been inflicted by a metal spatula. A Spatula was found near the dead body of Mr Krabs covered with Mr Krabs’s blood. The Spatula had several fingerprints including that of Mr Krabs, Spongebob and Squidward. Mr Krabs died from bleeding however he was also seen to have blunt force trauma. 

While Spongebob’s fingerprints were found all over the greasy restaurant floor near the murder victim his footprints were not found instead many others’ were found There was no sign of a break in but the cash register of Krusty Krab was empty. The safe inside Krusty Krab was also found to be open with the Secret Formula of the Krabby Patty missing. 

Several cuts were seen on Mr Krabs’ fingertips but the investigators concluded that these injuries happened weeks prior to the murder. 

Suspect Evidence

Spongebob is the primary suspect in the investigation as his fingerprints were seen all over the murder scene. All the time Spongebob worked at Krusty Krabs he had never received a raise. According to Witness Testimonies, Sandy had given the statement that Spongebob had asked for a raise which Mr Krab rejected because the suspect was in desperate need of money as the bank was going to repossess his house. The rejection made Spongebob quite upset according to the witness testimony. 

Inside Spongebob’s house, a Spatula was found which had traces of Mr Krabs’ blood. Spongebob also was the only person other than Mr Krabs who had the keys to the restaurant and the only person who knew the combination of the safe. 

The second suspect is Plankton who has had a deep rivalry with Mr Krab and his restaurant the Krusty Krab. Three days after the murder of Mr Krab, Plankton began selling on his website the recipe for the crab burger. The recipe was found to be very similar to the secret recipe of Mr Krab but not exactly the same. The investigators had searched Plankton’s house but could not find any secret recipe. 

However, a few weeks later, Plankton was seen going to the Bank and paying the remaining amount of Spongebob’s house loan. 

Squidward could also be considered a Suspect as he was the one who found Mr Krabs dead and the only person other than Krabs who can open the cash register which was found to be empty. 

Witness Testimonies

Sandy had testified about Spongebob asking for a raise. When he was rejected Spongebob called Mr Krabs “Mr Krabs is a Greedy Pig” According to the witness Testimony of Patrick. 

Patrick also testified that he had been to the Krusty Krab and that he had seen Mr Krabs four hours before he was found dead. According to the testimony. Mr Krabs looked very sad and said that he might sell another Krabby Patty ever again. 

Spongebob had testified that he had indeed gone to the crime scene on the day of the murder to ask for the raise one last time which also was denied by Mr Krabs. Spongebob said he quit and left to go back home. 

Squidward testified that he saw Spongebob entering the crime scene a few hours before the victim was found dead. An hour later since Spongebob entered, Squidward heard a scream. After waiting a while, the witness went to check the noise. 

As for the spatula with the blood of Mr Krabs found in Spongebob’s house, Spongebob gave the statement that Mr Krabs had cut his fingers accidentally with the metal Spatula and Spongebob offered to take it home to clean it however, he forgot to bring it back to the Krusty Krab. So, the answer to the question “Who Killed Mr Krabs?” Spongebob. Let it be unintentional death but the mystery is now resolved.

Frequently Asked Questions on Who Killed Mr Krabs?

In what episode did Mr Krabs get killed?

Krabs? The second episode of Spongebob: PattyPocalypse is the episode. 

Who killed Sandy Cheeks?

Sandy, who was trying to get away from Spongebob, walked into the Promenade only to be confronted by Plankton who reached there using a speedboat. He shoots Sandy which makes her go overboard. 

How does Mr Krabs die?

Mr Krabs was found to be dead inside his own restaurant, Krusty Krab, with his throat cut open with a Metal Spatula. 

Is Mr Krabs a killer?

It is said that Mr Krabs killed his own wife and ground her up to turn her into Krabby Patty Meat. If this is indeed true then Mr Krabs could have killed again to make more of the Whale Meat Patty since it was successful. 

Who killed Mr Krabs Wife?

The identity of the Wife of Mr Krabs and Pearl Krabs’s mother has not been revealed in the show as the creator was strongly against the idea of revealing the identity of the character as Mr Krabs and his wife were divorced. Therefore, it is not known for certain whether she is alive or dead.


Who killed Mr Krabs and the Trial of Spongebob SquarePants was a document seen floating around the internet in the year 2021. Even though the original person who created this document is not known, it was made for children to improve their debate skills and communication skills as well as their ability to remain objective and to find truth from Evidence. 

While the document does not say who the actual murderer is it does state the various Witness Testimonies and their motives as to why they would do the crime. 

This article has given the reader the various details regarding the Trial of Spongebob SquarePants so they, themselves can come to the conclusion of Who Killed Mr Krabs and solve the mystery.

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