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9-19 case briefs - Tim Woodward 108303348 09/19/06 CCJS 230...

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Tim Woodward – 108303348 09/19/06 CCJS 230 – Section 0201 State v. Ulvinen 313 N.W.2d 425 (Minn. 1981) Facts of the Case: In 1980, Helen Ulvinen was convicted of murder in the first degree by being an accomplice. David Hoffman killed his wife one night in their upstairs bedroom. His mother, Helen Ulvinen, was living in the basement at the time and was asleep during the murder. He woke her up and asked her to keep watch in the middle floor to make sure the kids did not come upstairs while he was dismembering his wife’s dead body. After he disposed of her body, he asked his mother to wash the sheets that the murder occurred upon, which she willingly did. They made up a story to tell the police and both corroborated on it. Later, it was revealed that he had previously told her that he intended to kill her multiple times, however she believed that he was merely joking and never intended to actually do it. Nevertheless, on the evening of the murder, he told her that “tonight was the night” and she responded something to the effect of “it will be best for the kids.” Issues Presented: Are actions after a murder considered to constitute actus reus? Also, is failing to warn anyone about a possible crime considered actus reus? Holding: Actions after a murder do not constitute actus reus and a person is not responsible to warn anyone about a possible crime. Opinion:
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