Judicial protocol puzzling!


JLM
#1
How can a murder that is financially motivated be ruled 2nd degree?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#2
Easy. Second degree is easier to prove.

"This isn't a court of justice, boy
This is a court of law"
-- Billy Bragg
 
JLM
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Easy. Second degree is easier to prove.

"This isn't a court of justice, boy
This is a court of law"
-- Billy Bragg

BBBBBBBBBut second degree is spur of the moment, murder for financial gain is planned!
How would you go about proving a murder for financial gain wasn't planned? I contend for financial gain 1st. degree is easier to prove!
 
Mowich
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

How can a murder that is financially motivated be ruled 2nd degree?

If you are talking about the Oland case, JLM, I believe it is because it was not deemed a premeditated murder but a crime of passion. In the first case it would be 1rst degree, in the second, 2nd degree.
 
JLM
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

If you are talking about the Oland case, JLM, I believe it is because it was not deemed a premeditated murder but a crime of passion. In the first case it would be 1rst degree, in the second, 2nd degree.

According to the CBC news channel this morning it was deemed to be for financial gain.
 
gerryh
#6
link
 
JLM
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

link

I already said what the link is!
 
Mowich
+1
#8  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

According to the CBC news channel this morning it was deemed to be for financial gain.

It may well have been, JLM trouble is that without proof that Oland had been planning to murder his Dad for awhile, it is still 2nd degree murder. From what I have heard about the trial it was never proved that the act was anything more than an argument that escalated and ended in murder.
 
JLM
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

It may well have been, JLM trouble is that without proof that Oland had been planning to murder his Dad for awhile, it is still 2nd degree murder. From what I have heard about the trial it was never proved that the act was anything more than an argument that escalated and ended in murder.

Perhaps C.B.C. added something they shouldn't have!
 
Mowich
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

Perhaps C.B.C. added something they shouldn't have!

Or slanted the story to fit their views? I've been watching CTV's coverage, JLM.
 

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