To Kill a Mockingbird

Why do the two men, Tate and Atticus, tacitly agree to say that the stabbing has been an accidental, with Ewell "falling" on the knife?

Chapter 30

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The sheriff urges Atticus, this once, to accept the situation even if it's not perfect according to law: Mr. Ewell was responsible for Tom's death, and the sheriff urges Atticus to "let the dead bury the dead." He says that it would be a sin to drag shy Boo Radley out into the limelight, and declares officially that Mr. Ewell fell on his own knife.