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A woman had a history of epileptic seizures which came without warning over the last five years. One day, as she was driving to town, she had a seizure. She lost control of her car and struck a pedestrian who was lawfully crossing the street. The pedestrian died immediately thereafter as a result of his injuries. The woman is charged with involuntary manslaughter in a jurisdiction that follows common law principles.
She will most likely be found:CorrectIncorrect
A man stopped on his way to a college football game and purchased a new revolver. The game was very exciting and the man had an excellent seat, but all he could think about was his new gun. The score was tied at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The man left his seat to stand in the tunnel connecting the spectator stands with the area housing the concession stands and the exits. The tunnel seemed deserted because people were glued to their seats in this close game. The man decided that this would be a nice opportunity to test his new revolver and fired a shot into the darkness. A concessionaire was killed by the man’s bullet after it ricocheted off a wall. The most serious offense of which the man might be properly convicted is:CorrectIncorrect
A defendant will most likely be convicted of involuntary manslaughter in which of the following cases?CorrectIncorrect
A homeowner’s boiler was leaking gas, but the homeowner decided to ignore the leak. He was having seventy-five people over and he could not waste time messing with the boiler. A gas explosion in the middle of the party caused the death of sixteen persons. The homeowner has committed:CorrectIncorrect
A driver knew his car’s brakes were not in proper order and were about to fail. The driver continued to drive the car anyway, because he had to get to work and did not have time to take care of repairs. The driver was driving a coworker home from work when the brakes ultimately failed. When they approached a red light at the bottom of a hill, the driver crashed into the car in front of him. The coworker was killed in the accident. The driver has committed:CorrectIncorrect
In which of the following situations is the defendant most likely to be found guilty of murder?CorrectIncorrect