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Howard College Criminally Negligent Homicide Law True or False Questions

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All are True or False
Questions 1-4 are based on the law and/or the following facts:
Mr. Ronald Opus jumped from the roof of a 10-story building intending to commit suicide.
He left a suicide note indicating his despondency. As he fell past the ninth floor, he was killed
instantly by a shotgun blast to the head from a ninth floor apartment in the building. Neither the
shooter nor the deceased was aware that a safety net had been installed just below the eighth
floor level to protect some building workers and that Ronald Opus would not have been killed
from the jump.
The apartment on the ninth floor from which the shotgun blast emanated was occupied by
an elderly man and his wife. Just before Ronald Opus jumped, the man was arguing vigorously
with his wife and was brandishing a shotgun. The man’s finger hit the trigger, the gun
discharged, and the pellets went through the window, striking Mr. Opus. Neither the old man
nor his wife thought the shotgun was loaded. When angry, the old man often threatened his wife
with the unloaded shotgun with no intention to shoot or kill her.
The old couple had an adult son who secretly loaded the shotgun about 6 weeks prior to
the fatal incident. The son was angry that his mother had cut off his financial support. The son,
knowing the habit of his father to use the shotgun threateningly toward his mother, had loaded
the gun hoping that his father would unintentionally shoot his mother.
1. A jury could properly find that the father’s acts caused the death of Mr. Opus. True
2. The father’s mental state was intent to kill. False
3. A jury could properly find the father guilty of the criminally negligent homicide of Mr. Opus.
4. If Mr. Ronald Opus actually was the son in this case, a jury could properly find that he was
the cause of his own death. True
Questions 5-8 are based on the law and/or the following facts:
Samuel Mohammed (standing 6 foot 3 inches and 312 pounds) kicked down a door of a
vacant, abandoned building on Tamarind Avenue sometimes used by drug addicts and
prostitutes, spread lighter fluid around, and set it ablaze. The church-going former bodyguard
testified that he set fire to the boarded-up house because poli...

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