Wednesday, August 06, 2008

A Legal Question

Just read this article and I have a question for the legal minds out there.

Why does stabbing someone to death, decapitating them and flashing the head around to other people, then eating the corpse's flesh qualify as SECOND degree murder?

8 comments:

A.J. said...

maybe because its not premeditated? I'm not a lawyer just watch a lot of Law and Order.

Mr. Fob said...

You need to eat the bones too to get first.

[kɹeɪ̯g̊] said...

First degree murder is premeditated.

Cliff said...

As I understand it, first degree murder is premeditated. Second degree is a "crime of passion".

Kengo Biddles said...

Regardless, and correct me if I'm wrong, [kreig], but Canada doesn't have the death penalty so the worst this man will get is life imprisonment.

Makes me sad, because from everything I can see about the victim, he was a fairly decent person.

Scot said...

"First degree murder is premeditated."

Crazy Canadians and their laws.

In this case though, both a guy acting with premeditation and impulse sound equally terrifying. I'd hope they'd both be jailed for the span of their life.

Robert said...

Wow. that's sick. I work in the Utah State Prison in therapy. It's scary, the things that people are capable of; but it's real. Love your posts. Thanks for your presence.

[kɹeɪ̯g̊] said...

No, Canada hasn't the death penalty, thank God.