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i found a loop hole

i found a loop hole in the 5th amendment i think they made a movie about this. okay how the story goes is a wife gets framed for her husbands murder but when she gets out of jail she sees that hes still alive so therefore legally she can kill him because of double jepherdy the fifth amendment she cant be on trial for the murder twice isnt that messed up?

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LasVegas10 years ago
BTW: The Fifth Amendment is the right not to incriminate yourself. Protection from double jeopardy is not an amendment in the Bill of Right or out of, but part of the original draft of the Contitution.
ich bin ein pyro (author)  LasVegas10 years ago
well i didnt say she claimed herself to be a killer someone framed her i dont know though
Doesn't matter. It did make a cute movie, but it would never work in the real world. What would probably happen though, is that while she would go back to prison for really killing her husband, her lawyer would sue for the first conviction and she's be a very wealthy prisoner.
sam LasVegas10 years ago
I think your s key stopped working after "is not".. :P
LasVegas sam10 years ago
Yes... I missed the 's' characters in Bill of Rights and Constitution.

Hate it when that happen! :)
lemonie10 years ago
In a county full of lawyers, I'm sure someone would find a way.
Do you not need a body for a muder-trial in the states?
What this may come down to is the same murder...?
Are Jessica Fletcher, Lt Columbo, Quincy MD, and whoever Dick Van-Dyke is currently operating, or in retirement?

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LasVegas lemonie10 years ago
Actually, a Prosecutor doesn't need a body to convict someone of Murder... But it helps. All he/she needs is enough evidence, be it real or circumstantial, to convince a jury "beyond a reasonable doubt." Murder She Wrote - Jessica Fletcher (Angela Landsbury) - Canceled. Columbo - Lt. Frank Columbo ( Peter Falk ) - Hasn't made an TV Movie in a while. Quincy ME - "It ain't Cosmo" Quincy ( Jack Klugman ) - Canceled. Diagnosis Murder - Dr. Mark Sloan (Dick VanDyke) - Canceled.
lemonie LasVegas10 years ago
My God! Who would solve this double-jeopardy thing? CSI could prove Prof Plum, in The Kitchen, with The Lead Pipe, from a single flake of dandruff, but how would they get around this legal technicality? L
LasVegas lemonie10 years ago
trialex explained it quite well... There is no legal technicality. Besides, with CSI's technology, they could reconstruct the face and criminal history of the source of the dandruff in a few minutes. Not as quick as Jack Bower though.
Punkguyta10 years ago
Interesting idea, but not sure it would hold up well in today's smug yet at the same time corrupt little juditial system we seem to have.
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