Criminal Law Sample Exam II

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1ExamUndated Criminal Law Exams (put up Spring 2002) Return To Exam List Criminal Law Students These are questions from past criminal law exams QUESTION ONE OF THREE QUESTIONS (50% OF EXAM GRADE) Paula, who lives in Los Angeles, California (where all things are possible) had been treated shabbily in her relationships with William and Steve. The more she thought about how they had treated her, the angrier she became. So she devised a plan to get rid of one or both of them. Paula called William and made a dinner date with him. At dinner, she told him that she was sorry that she had broken up with William, but that she was driven to it by Steve?s insane jealousy. She wept and said that Steve was so jealous he had threatened to kill William and Paula. She pleaded with William to protect her. William, being a guy, believed this stuff. The next night, Paula had a date with Steve and told him that she was sorry she had broken up with him, but that she was driven to it by William?s insane jealousy. She wept and said that William was so jealous that he had threatened to kill Steve and Paula. She pleaded with Steve to protect her. Steve believed this stuff. The next week, Paula kept up phone conversations with the two men, playing her dual role. They each agreed to protect her. Finally, she called William and said that Steve had promised to kill him. ?You?ve got to help me,? Paula said. ?He is going to be hiding in the bushes outside your house, and he says he will shoot you dead as you come home tomorrow. Take action!? William said, ?Shouldn?t we call the police?? Paula replied, ?William, if you are the man I know you to be, you will handle
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this yourself.? William said, ?All right, I will arm myself and kill him before he can kill me.? Paula then called Steve and said, ?Steve, I know that William is planning to kill you. He has a gun. Tomorrow night about 5:30, he will be going into his house. If you act first, you can get him before he gets you. You can hide in the bushes right outside his door. When he gets out of his car, you will see I am telling the truth, because he will be armed.? Steve agreed to hide in the bushes and see what William was up to. ?If you are right, honey,? Steve said, ?I?ll shoot him before he can shoot me.? The next night, at 5:40 p.m., William pulled his car into his driveway. He got out of the car, with a pistol in his hand. He looked around carefully. As he approached his front door, Steve jumped out from behind the bushes. William shouted, ?You rat. Paula told me what you were up to!? He fired his pistol at Steve, hitting him in the chest. Steve slumped down, and said in a weak voice, ?Paula! She told me that you . . . . William, it?s a trick.? William turned and saw Paula standing there. She had been watching the action.
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