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Clever Philosophy of Law Riddle watch


    (Original post by Tfaska)
    The causation is not immaterial - it makes the difference between murder & attempted murder.
    Like the case of White - A man poisons his mother's drink intending to kill her. She dies of a heart attack before drinking it. He is convicted of an attempt as he did not factually cause her death - she would have died anyway.

    A lot of it is at the jury's discretion so he might be convicted anyway, it depends whether or not they like the look of him.
    I'm not sure you read my post...

    (Original post by D.R.E)
    I'm not sure you read my post...
    omg! my bad, I must have been having a daydream :/

    I think this wasn't supposed to be a riddle. It's more of a philosophical question on how liability should be allocated in a situation such as this. My lecturer gave pretty much the exact same example.
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