Murder or Assisted Suicide?

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Re: Murder or Assisted Suicide?

Post by abbiejoice » 04 Dec 2018, 21:48

In the legal perspective, I believe it would be murder.

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Post by Ekta Kumari » 08 Dec 2018, 10:26

Jeremy was a victim of mental illness due to his mother herself being unsure of how to handle her children. She was never given the care and love of a parent and so she had no understanding of how to take care of her own family. It was a murder by Hiram. I don't think Jeremy was in his senses when he did that to himself. He had suicidal tendencies, which is common for a child in that situation. Lack of parental attention plays an imperative role in acting as a motivation.
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Post by JordanKSmith » 08 Dec 2018, 20:12

I'm going to go with being tried for murder. These were special circumstances, and Jeremy obviously wanted to die...at least he did before the suicide attempt.

The problem for me is that there wasn't a documented agreement to being euthanized. I wouldn't want to live in a world where someone could make those kinds of decisions autonomously and not see a courtroom.

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Post by Mr Benji » 09 Dec 2018, 15:19

The fact is clear, assisted murder is still murder. I don't think the law can be bent in this case.
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Post by Jillpillbooknerd » 09 Dec 2018, 21:14

I believe it was more towards murder. Like others have said, while he did try to commit suicide he did ultimately survive. He may have changed his mind if he ever woke up. You never know what happens to people when they go through something like that.

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Post by MalMartin » 10 Dec 2018, 01:14

This is a hard one to answer. I have had many family members die by assisted suicide with physicians so I know a lot about this process. Usually, before this happens the person wanting to die has to state to the physician that they wanted to die. If they don't, then the physician was not given permission and cannot kill them. He has to have the patient agree and sign papers. Then they usually have to sign DNR papers and many more things. I would consider this murder from a legal standpoint. However, I personally feel he didn't really murder him, or at least believe he murdered him.

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Post by Shalu1707 » 10 Dec 2018, 10:46

I think murder. Jeremy was a troubled child but nothing which could not have been sorted with a good counselling. He was too young to know what actually is suicide to have attempted it. He could have been talked out of all the murders and suicide if only someone had taken proper actions on his previous misdeeds. no one actually said anything to him when he was violent that made him cross the line.

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