Criminal Law Keyed to Dresslerback
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Two teenagers decided to play a game. The sixteen-year-old took a machete off the wall above her father’s bed and stood the seventeen-year-old next to a tree. The sixteen-year-old threw the machete toward the seventeen-year-old. The object of the game was for the sixteen-year-old to throw the machete as close as possible to the seventeen-year-old, without striking her. The seventeen-year-old knew the sixteen-year-old had never tried throwing a machete before. The sixteen-year-old threw the machete four times. She narrowly missed the seventeen-year-old the first three times. On the fourth throw, the machete struck the seventeen-year-old in the throat, killing her. In the jurisdiction, one is legally accountable as an adult for committing a crime at the age of sixteen.
If the sixteen-year-old is prosecuted, she will be found:CorrectIncorrect
The defendant is most likely to be convicted of common law murder in which of the following situations?CorrectIncorrect
The mistress was a tough dominatrix. One evening, a client came to her dungeon to request her services. He asked to be bound and gagged, and requested that the mistress whip him as hard as she could. Knowing that some people like this sort of thing, and hey, it is all part her job, the mistress agreed. She led client to the center of the dungeon, put him in handcuffs and a ball gag, and started whipping him with a cat-o’-nine-tails. Unfortunately, the mistress got a bit overzealous with her beatings and soon noticed that client had died.
What is the most serious crime that the mistress may be convicted of?CorrectIncorrect
In which scenario would a defendant most likely be guilty of murder?CorrectIncorrect