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Sirius Was Found Laughing at the Scene of James and Lily’s Murder
It’s no wonder many people assumed that Sirius had a role in James and Lily’s deaths. Not only was he the only person who knew where they were, but he was also found laughing at the site of their murder. J.K. has confirmed that Sirius was indeed laughing, but it was a hollow, pitiful laugh. He had been defeated by Wormtail, and he knew it.
As she put it in a 2005 interview, “Yes, he laughed,” J.K. said. “He knew what he’d lost. It was a humorless laugh. Pettigrew…it turned out that he was a better wizard than they knew. Turned out he was better at hiding secrets than they knew.”