Okay. No wonder this thread is a bust. Nobody can even keep the story straight.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
You can't go to court over a personal offence that isn't considered a crime in the eyes of the law.
That is the basis behind a lynching, that a person is charged/accused of a legal crime, but is not given a trial to prove that he is innocent, rather, he is simply executed right away.
The situation your referring to is just plain old murder.
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"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
I'm not sure what is odd about discussing this - the situation is extremely unusual, with as you admit lots of very curious, unanswered questions. And I'm not surprised you'd look forward to more thread like it since you've participated in this one and not many others you could have chosen this morning. Something about it draws your attention like the rest of us.I look forward to all the threads on suicide/homicide going forward. I think.