Benny and Joon make plans to rob the Corner Bank. The plan is for Benny to go into the bank and hand the tell?

Benny and Joon make plans to rob the Corner Bank. The plan is for Benny to go into the bank and hand the teller a note demanding cash, then flee to the waiting car,

where Joon will drive off before the police arrive. Benny enters the bank and hands the teller the note. She hands Benny the money and, as Benny turns to leave,

he is confronted by the bank security guard. Benny pulls out a gun and shoots the guard and exits the bank. He runs to the car and tells Joon what happened. Joon

accelerates away from the bank. The bank guard dies at the hospital as a result of the gunshot.

In California, this scenario would result in Benny and Joon being named principals in both the bank robbery and the homicide of the bank guard. And since both are

principals, both are equally guilty of the offense and would receive the same punishment. However, since Joon did not participate in the actual shooting of the

guard, is it fair that he receive the same punishment as Benny? Why or why not? Should all principals involved in a crime receive the same punishment no matter

what their actual involvement in the crime is?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think so, because he continued to help Benny after he was told the guard was shot. If he had no prior knowledge of the crime occurring, he should not be punished in the same matter. However, he is an acc. to bank robbery.

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