What Would it take for you to murder in cold blood?

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What Would it take for you to murder in cold blood?

Post by WolfPack » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:37 pm

Under what circumstances would you consider killing another person in cold blood?
what happened to make you feel that way?

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Sorry about the music in the video if you don't like evanescence,
the video is a smashed together version of an episode of criminal minds titled True Night.

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Johnny(Frankie Muniz) and his fiance are walking after getting a late night bite to eat, she tells him shes pregnant and then he proposes.
Gangmembers appear out of a side ally and drag his fiance away and kill here right in front of him, he then has a major psychotic break and kills 14 members of that gang, and their leader (guy at the end of the video).
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Re: What Would it take for you to murder in cold blood?

Post by dox » Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:47 pm

wouldn't avenging your pregnant wife's murder while she's still bleeding on the pavement and her assailants staring you down be considered killing in hot blood?

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Re: What Would it take for you to murder in cold blood?

Post by Bradders » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:22 pm

have to agree with dox, that would be revenge killing and not murder 1,

interesting thought though
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Re: What Would it take for you to murder in cold blood?

Post by Hans » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:23 pm

If he killed them right away it might be looked on as self defense (of himself it he felt threatened), or defense of a thrid party (she is bleeding to death on the ground) or if neither of those applied, maybe temporary insanity if that defense was recognized by the jurisdiction. The time element is important to the analysis. If he waits too long, its murder. If he does it immediately, it might be excused.
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Re: What Would it take for you to murder in cold blood?

Post by WolfPack » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:07 pm

Forgot to mention it is six months later and he came after them..
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Re: What Would it take for you to murder in cold blood?

Post by dox » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:52 am

Ah, so the question is would we do that 6 months later?

Personally speaking, I doubt it, though I'd obviously be tempted given the scenario. Killing someone seems like a pretty dumb way to make someone suffer, after all, they're unaware of anything that happens thereafter. Killing someone that's already suffering would be a different story.

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Re: What Would it take for you to murder in cold blood?

Post by T_Patch36th » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:45 pm

Personally, if I were on a jury that was deliberating whether or not a man should be sent to prison for killing a man that harmed his kids....he'd walk.

KInd of like the inquiry board that asked the policeman why he shot the child molester 6 times......he replied that he ran out of bullets.
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