1983 Criminal Law

1983 Criminal Law - CRIMINAL LAW SECTION B3 Mid-Term...

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Unformatted text preview: CRIMINAL LAW SECTION B3 Mid-Term Examination December 1 6 , 1983 Two & Hours 9:OO-11:30 "Ladies nnd gentlemen and Teddy bears of the jury . . ." . . OPEN BOOK Each of t h e t h r e e problems i s of equal weight. Budget your time accordingly. Answer -- a l l t h e guestions reasonably r a i s e d -- i n each problem even though your r e s o l u t i o n of a p r i o r i s s u e i n t h e same problem - - I- m a y t e c h n i c a l l y make decision -- of t h e o t h e r i s s u e s lrnmaterlal. I f YOU b e l i e v e t h a t YOU need more f a c t s than a r e ~ r e s e n t e d t o adequately resolve an i s s u e , i n d i c a t e s p e c i f i c H l l y what f a c t s you b e l i e v e you need and why. S p e c i f i c c i t a t i o n s t o cases a r e welcome b u t n o t as a s u b s t i t u t e f o r thinking, i . e . do n o t use case c i t a t i o n s i n s t e a d of c l e a r l y s t a t i n g t h e r e l e v a n t p o i n t of law. CRIMINAL LAW 5 B3 -- .. - - PAGE 2 " I n ~ p r i l 1981, defendant John Bottger was i n Sparks, Nevada, l i v i n g o u t of h i s t r u c k and picking up occasional odd jobs. During t h a t time he met Morris Wade. The two men passed t h e time drinking and t a l k i n g . I n one conversation, defendant t o l d Wade about h i s r e l a t i o n s h i p with Martha, a married woman i n Fresno. Defendant remarked t h a t Martha's husband illy was ' i n t h e wayf and t h a t he wished B i l l y were dead. He then o f f e r e d Wade $5,000 t o k i l l ~ i l l y . When Wade expressed doubt t h a t defendant would g e t anyone t o murder illy f o r t h a t amount of money, defendant s a i d he would t a l k t o Martha about it. He subsequently o f f e r e d Wade $20,000 upon r e c e i p t of t h e proceeds from ~ i l l y ' s l i f e insurance p o l i c y . Defendant a l s o commented t h a t k i l l i n g B i l l y would be b e t t e r than having Martha g e t a divorce because defendant would u l t i m a t e l y gain c o n t r o l over a l l t h e insurance and property, r a t h e r than only h a l f of t h e property. r a t h e r than only h a l f of t h e property....
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