blaw test - 1 Nick an eighteen-year-old student was eating...

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1. Nick, an eighteen-year-old student, was eating lunch on the grounds of a school. He threw a half- eaten apple toward the outside wall of a classroom some distance away. The apple sailed through a slowly closing door and struck a teacher who was in the room. The teacher was knocked to the floor and lost consciousness. Nick was charged with assault, defined as “intentionally causing serious physical injury to another person.” Nick stated that he did not intend to hit the teacher but only intended to see the apple splatter against the outside wall. The trial judge refused Nick’s motion to dismiss the charges. Assume that you are one of the judges on the appellate panel and answer the following questions: a. What are the two elements of criminal liability? Are both elements present in this case? The two elements of criminal liability are actus rea, which is the criminal act, and mens rea, the criminal intent. In this case, I believe actus rea is not present because the voluntary act of just throwing an apple
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