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Old November 15, 2008, 11:53 AM   #85
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by Stevie-Ray
In some locales, the perpetrator of the original crime will be charged. For example, somebody comes into your home and kills your wife. You chase him out and fire a warning shot and he stops and goes to ground ...You find out later that your warning shot kills an innocent bystander. This all comes out under investigation. He is charged with both killings.
Originally Posted by Creature
...and I dont believe for one second that you will get off scot-free. Yes, the criminal may get additional charges, but you will be charged with manslaughter or negligent homicide at a minimum...
I agree with Creature. And while the original perpetrator will have criminal liability under the felony murder rule, you will bear the brunt of the civil liability. You're the one who will get sued, because you're the one with the money and property.
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