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    Default Moral dilemma - conjoined twin is a murderer

    My criminal law teacher once mentioned a hypothesis on which a conjoined twin murders a person (against the other conjoined twin's will).
    Assuming they both share vital organs, and that the death of one leads to an inevitable death of the other, what should happen, in your opinion?

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    The only answer I can give is that the law should keep their effing noses out of it. Wonderful people at pontificating in hindsight. Foresight? Not quite so great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zelo1954 View Post
    The only answer I can give is that the law should keep their effing noses out of it. Wonderful people at pontificating in hindsight. Foresight? Not quite so great.
    Uh... how can the law keep out of a murder, where an innocent person was victimized? That's kind of a bizarre response IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    My criminal law teacher once mentioned a hypothesis on which a conjoined twin murders a person (against the other conjoined twin's will).
    Assuming they both share vital organs, and that the death of one leads to an inevitable death of the other, what should happen, in your opinion?
    It would depend on what could be proven with evidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Uh... how can the law keep out of a murder, where an innocent person was victimized? That's kind of a bizarre response IMO.
    Because the other person also died
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    I'm sure that's a case that comes up a lot. Important to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelo1954 View Post
    Because the other person also died
    What are you talking about?

    A cojoined twin kills someone. The victim was not cojoined.

    At this point, the law has to decide how to punish someone for a crime who is unfortunately attached to ANOTHER person, so the innocent twin will end up sharing a potential punishment with the guilty one.

    That is what we are talking about.

    The law can't just say, "Oh, someone got killed/raped/abused, but we'll let it go."

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie View Post
    I'm sure that's a case that comes up a lot. Important to think about.
    I think I just saw this on reality TV last week! What do you mean it's not common?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    A cojoined twin kills someone. The victim was not cojoined.
    Ah. I totally misread the original post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zelo1954 View Post
    Ah. I totally misread the original post.
    Yeah, that's what I thought.
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    Send them to that island prison in Norway.

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