Re: Redemption for Draco?
- From: Trond Michelsen <trondmm-usenet@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 18:11:56 +0200
T.M. Sommers wrote:
If you are engaged in a felony, and someone dies as a result of that felony, even an accomplice, and regardless of who does the actual killing, you are guilty of felony murder. Say A and B and C rob a bank, and C is accidently killed by B during the robbery. Then A is guilty of felony murder. See R. v. Plummer, 84 Eng.Rep. 1103 (K.B. 1700). Thus, Draco, who was involved in a common criminal enterprise with Gibbon and whoever killed Gibbon, is criminally liable for Gibbons death.
I'm not so sure that British law is the same as American in this respect. Although, they have passed a number of laws ranging from questionable to downright outragous, as part of their anti-terror measures the last couple of years, so you never know.
-- Trond Michelsen
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