View Poll Results: How long after an incident occurs can a person live and it still be murder?

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Thread: How long is it murder?

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    Re: How long is it murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    But he wouldn't be retried for the same crime. He would be tried for a different crime, just on the same person
    But it's in reference to the exact same action...hence my example of a single shot.
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    Re: How long is it murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    But it's in reference to the exact same action...hence my example of a single shot.
    I see where you're coming from, but I still think it ought to be murder. Maybe an apology to make it all better?
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    Re: How long is it murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    If one is convicted of a crime, a new charge for the exact same action that one has already been convicted of would appear to be a violation of double jeopardy. A single shot fired by a criminal cannot be both attempted murder AND murder on the same individual. I would think that double jeopardy would also apply to sentencing.
    That is a fair point. However, I would consider this situation to be a legitimate exception to double jeopardy, provided that credit is given for time already served.

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