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romothesavior
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Crim Question

Postby romothesavior » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:19 am

For those of you who studied State v. Linscott (in Dressler's book), can anyone tell me why the court didn't apply the felony murder rule, but instead used this accomplice liability statute?

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Re: Crim Question

Postby bemidiji41 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:25 pm

My prof told us that it was likely that a FM conviction would have resulted in a lower sentence so they went with accomplice liability theory.

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Re: Crim Question

Postby romothesavior » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:57 pm

bemidiji41 wrote:My prof told us that it was likely that a FM conviction would have resulted in a lower sentence so they went with accomplice liability theory.

Yep, I think that's right. FM would have been a 20 year maximum sentence, accomplice liability is 25-life.




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