Crim Law Hypo

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Mike12188
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Crim Law Hypo

Postby Mike12188 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:12 pm

A and B are bored so they decide to play russianroulette - A puts 1 bullet in a 5 chamber gun - spins it, aims at B, pulls the trigger and kills B

Jurisdiction: Malignant heart jurisdiction - A conviction for second-degree murder with implied malice “requires proof that a defendant acted with conscious disregard of the danger to human life.” So from what I understand I have to prove that that there was a high probability of death, and she knew she was taking an unjustifiable risk.

Question: She is prosecuted for murder, what is her best defense and is it likely to work?
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Re: Crim Law Hypo

Postby dingbat » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:38 pm

Mike12188 wrote:A and B are bored so they decide to play russian roulette - A puts 1 bullet in a 5 chamber gun - spins it, aims at B, pulls the trigger and kills B

It is actually possible to suck at Russian Roulette




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