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determined that professional help was too costly. This was a wanton and reckless disregard for the safety of Ply who would have survived it medical attention had been sought. Their actions and disregard of the instructions of the national president is a gross deviation below the standard of care of a reasonable person in similar circumstances. (Use the law in your analysis!!!) The pledgees had the ability to act without harm to themselves and they failed to do so. Their failure to act amounts to a gross deviation below the standard of care expected to be maintained by a reasonable person under like circumstances. Further their failure to act was also a contributing cause of Ply’s death. (It is not over. You must prove causation!) Louisiana jurisprudence has held that a person need not be the sole cause of the criminal consequence. If he contributes by hastening or accelerating the death of the victim, he is a legal cause of the death. This is determined by medical testimony that states with reasonable certainty that the defendant’s actions could have caused the death. (The law is fully explained.) Medical experts determined that the victim would have lived if medical had been obtained within two hours of his injuries. The five members’ failed to seek medical assistance, hence their criminal negligence was a substantial cause in Ply’s death, and they are guilty of negligent homicide.
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3 Next, the members who actively engaged in the hazing activities are guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Involuntary manslaughter is the death of a
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  • Fall '19
  • criminal law, Negligent Homicide

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