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Unformatted text preview: such element also is established if a person acts purposely, knowingly, or recklessly. When recklessness suffices to establish an element, such element also is established if a person acts purposely or knowingly. When acJng knowingly suffices to establish an element, such element also is established if a person acts purposely. Hypo 1A (p. 163) Jacob wants to kill Vanessa, his wife. He drives his car at a very high speed into Vanessa, who was holding Xavier, their infant son. Jacob fervently hoped Xavier would survive the collision. The car struck both Vanessa and Xavier, killing both instantly. Hypo 1B (p. 163) Roberta despises modern architecture. She decides to burn down Sam’s modern residence. Roberta didn’t want Sam to die, and she knew Sam was inside, so she tossed salt over her le\ should immediately before she torched the place. Roberta was genuinely convinced that this would protect Sam from all harm. Much to her surprise, Sam was burned to death in the fire. With what MPC level of culpability did Roberta kill Sam? Hypo 1C (p. 163) Same as above, but Roberta isn’t sure that tossing the salt will protect Sam. She just hopes it will. People v. Conley Aggravated BaLery: “[A] person who, in commibng a baFery, intenJonally or knowingly causes great bodily harm, or permanent disability or disfigurement, commits aggravated baFery." BaLery: “A person commits baFery if he intenJonally or knowingly ... causes bodily harm to an individual or makes physical conduct of an insulJng or provoking nature with an individual.” Intent: “[A] person intends, or acts intenJonally or with intent, to accomplish a result or engage in conduct described by the statute defining the offense, when his conscious objecJve or purpose is to accomplish that result or engage in that conduct. Knowledge: “[A] person knows or acts knowingly or with knowledge of ... (b) the result of his conduct, described the statute defining the offense, when he is consciously aware that such a result is pracJcally certain to be caused by his conduct.” MPC Sec. 2.03(2) (2) When purposely or knowingly causing a parJcular result is an element of an offense, the element is not established if the actual result is not wit...
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