Murder Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

Elden is a skilled veterinarian who specializes in organ transplants for sick livestock. Elden has a sister who has fallen ill and will die unless she receives a kidney transplant. Elden, who loves his sister dearly, decided to take matters into his own hands. He tells his sister to meet him at his veterinary clinic at midnight and he then disappears. Elden meets his sister at the clinic that night with a homeless man he has lured to his clinic by promising him a free meal. He puts both the man and his sister under and begins the process of transplanting one of the man's kidneys to his sister. Unfortunately, Elden accidentally nicks one of the man's arteries with his scalpel and she dies during the operation. If Elden is charged with murder, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because the man’s death was an accident
Choice 2 Acquitted, because the man came to the clinic willingly
Choice 3 Convicted, because the Man did not consent to the surgery
Choice 4 Convicted, because Elden intended to inflict great bodily injury on the man
Axl and Duff are playing a modified game of Russian roulette. The rules of the game are that Axl spins the gun's chamber and then points the gun at Duff's head and pulls the trigger. Then Duff does the same thing to Axl, and they continue to take turns. After several rounds, Duff takes the gun, spins the chamber, points the gun at Axl's head and pulls the trigger. Unfortunately, Axl's luck runs out and the gun fires, killing him instantly. If Duff is charged with murder, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because there was an unusually high risk that Duff’s act would
result is Axl’s death or serious injury

Choice 2 Convicted, because he intentionally pulled the trigger
Choice 3 Acquitted, because Axl consented to taking the risks involved in playing the game
Choice 4 Acquitted, because he did not intend to hurt Axl
Axl and Duff are playing a modified game of Russian roulette. The rules of the game are that Axl spins the gun's chamber and then points the gun at Duff's dead and pulls the trigger. Then Duff does the same thing to Axl, and they continue to take turns. They are playing the game with one of Axl's father's specially made handguns. This particular gun has a fifty bullet chamber. As such, Duff believes that the odds are extremely low that anybody will get hurt. After several rounds, Duff takes the gun, spins the chamber, points the gun at Axl's head and pulls the trigger. Unfortunately, Axl's luck runs out and the gun fires, killing him instantly. If Duff is charged with murder, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because there was an unusually high risk that Duff’s act would result is Axl’s death or serious injury
Choice 2 Convicted, because he intentionally pulled the trigger
Choice 3 Acquitted, because Duff was not aware of the unusually high risk of his actions
Choice 4 Acquitted, because Axl consented to taking the risks involved in playing the game
Roger and Martin are friends who love to compete with each other. As such, they frequently bet on sporting events and other things. One afternoon, they go on a fishing trip and make a $500 bet on who can catch the bigger fish. Roger wins the bet but Martin refuses to pay up. The next day, Roger goes to Martin's house to collect his $500. Martin tells Roger that he will never pay up because he thinks that Roger cheated. Roger is so angry that he pulls out the fillet knife he keeps on him. As he is pulling the knife out, he decides that he is going to kill Martin. Roger then stabs Martin in the throat, killing him instantly. In this case, Rodger can be convicted of:
Choice 1 First degree murder, because he formed the intent to kill Martin before he stabbed him
Choice 2 Second Degree Murder, because there was not enough time between the formed intent and the homicidal act for this to be first degree murder
Choice 3 Voluntary manslaughter, because Roger was provoked
Choice 4 Capital Murder, because Roger killed Martin over money
One day, Bart decides to rob the local Quickie-Mart. He enters the store but, as he pulls his gun out, the proprietor rings an alarm to alert the police that his store is being robbed. Bart decides to barricade the door in order to keep the police out. He begins pushing one of the large freezer cases toward the door. Unfortunately, the freezer case tips over, falls on the proprietor and crushes him to death. If Bart is charged with felony murder, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because he didn’t mean to kill the proprietor
Choice 2 Acquitted, because the freezer case is not a deadly weapon
Choice 3 Convicted, because the intent to commit the robbery is used to support the murder charge
Choice 4 Convicted, because he was trying to prevent the police from entering the store
Jessie and Billy put together a plan to rob the First National Bank of Wyoming. As they are walking down to the vault with the bank manager, the manager trips and falls down a flight of stairs. The fall fractures the manager's scull and he dies a few days later. If Billy and Jessie are charged with Felony Murder, they will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because the death occurred during the commission of the felony
Choice 2 Convicted, because even accidental deaths can bring felony murder charges
Choice 3 Acquitted, because the death was an accident
Choice 4 Acquitted, because, the death was not a foreseeable result of the felony
Billy and Jessie have successfully run an insurance scam for the last six years, in which they have cheated people out of several million dollars. The FBI has finally caught on to them and they arrange to arrest Jessie and Billy at their office. When Jessie and Billy see the Federal officers, they begin to run. As Jessie is running from the office, he bumps into an intern from a neighboring office and knocks her down a flight of stairs. The intern breaks her neck in the fall and dies soon afterwards. If Jessie and Billy are charged with felony murder they will probably be:
Choice 1 Convicted, because the death occurred during the commission of the felony
Choice 2 Convicted, because even accidental deaths can bring felony murder charges
Choice 3 Acquitted, because the death was an accident
Choice 4 Acquitted, because, the felony that they were fleeing from was not dangerous
Billy and Jessie are at a club one night where they are both trying to attract the same girl. Things get heated between the two and Jessie challenges Billy to a fight. They go outside where Billy proceeds to beat Jessie within an inch of his life. Jessie is taken to the hospital where he dies of his injuries several days later. If Billy is charged with felony murder, he will probably be:
Choice 1 Acquitted, because the fight was Jessie’s idea
Choice 2 Acquitted, because the death was not independent of the felony
Choice 3 Convicted, because Jessie died as a result of Billy’s felonious assault
Choice 4 Convicted, because they were fighting over a girl
Bruno puts together a plan to steal a valuable painting from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and then sell it back to the museum for a ransom. His plan is to take the painting back to a secret hiding place, hide for a few days and then proceed over the boarder where he will then make contact with the museum. Bruno successfully steals the painting and makes it back to his hideout. After a few days, he begins to make his way to the border. Unfortunately, as he is driving to the border, he loses control of his car and crashes into another vehicle. The driver of the second car is killed in the accident. Because of the accident, Bruno is caught and prosecuted for the theft and for felony murder. In this case, he will be convicted for the felony murder along with the theft:
True
False

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