Accomplice liability for attempt

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Accomplice liability for attempt

Post by eastwardway » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:32 pm

Suppose that A provides B with a gun and A makes his purpose express that A wishes B to kill C. B shoots C, thinking that C is dead. C did not die. B is thus guilty of attempted murder. What result under the common law and MPC for A? Is it possible to be an accomplice for attempt?

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Re: Accomplice liability for attempt

Post by 2807 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:07 am

You are an aider and abettor. You are basically charged as a principal. (depending on state law)

So, yes, they can be an accomplice to an attempt.

They are guilty of the crime. Here, the crime was: The attempt to kill someone.

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