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Plaidman
04-25-2007, 03:44 PM
Say there is a conjoined twins, who for whatever reason, can't be seperated without killing them, but they can live healthy together. One fine day, the left one kills another person, while the right desperatly pleads and even tries to stop his other half. Or for a lesser crime, he robs a bank. (Say he gets power over the other half). What can the law do? Only one of them killed, the other tried to stop. You can't kill one without killing the other, but you can't send an innocent man to jail, but you can't punish the guilty without punishing the innocent

Ryu
04-25-2007, 05:58 PM
ok so im not a law expert but im in an intro to law class and something which i think is relevant was part of the class
i dont remember exactly how the teacher(attorney) presented it so i could be wrong
i think the innocent one could be charged with conspiracy if he didnt call the police assuming it was a premeditated crime
obviously that still wouldnt be totally fair if he was punished but they wouldnt be totally innocent in the eyes of the law
if it wasnt premeditated i really dont know what could be done
remember, im far from a law expert

CurlyLocks
04-25-2007, 06:07 PM
That is a fascinating question, Plaidman. Of course I have no idea what the answer is, but I hope someone here can answer it.

Becks
04-26-2007, 12:50 AM
Plaid, if you'd like I can ask my Mommy. She's used to me asking weird questions. I'm sure she can come up with something.

Plaidman
04-26-2007, 01:07 AM
Plaid, if you'd like I can ask my Mommy. She's used to me asking weird questions. I'm sure she can come up with something.

Sure! Lets here what she says.

Killer Bees
04-26-2007, 01:34 AM
ok so im not a law expert but im in an intro to law class and something which i think is relevant was part of the class
i dont remember exactly how the teacher(attorney) presented it so i could be wrong
i think the innocent one could be charged with conspiracy if he didnt call the police assuming it was a premeditated crime
obviously that still wouldnt be totally fair if he was punished but they wouldnt be totally innocent in the eyes of the law
if it wasnt premeditated i really dont know what could be done
remember, im far from a law expert

It would be a bit unfair to be charged with conspiracy if he couldn't force the other twin to a phone so he could make the call to dob him in.

My brain hurts.

BookstoreEscapee
04-26-2007, 01:52 AM
There's a movie from the '50s called Chained for Life that has this plot: A Siamese twin kills the husband who left her. The courts have to decide if she is convicted of murder, how can they punish her sister, who had nothing to do with the crime?