Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 month ago

Can someone still be convicted of a crime if the victem dies by suicide before trial?

An assault and battery charge and as a result of the crime, the victem took her life, would the suspect still be charged or would he go free?.

8 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Best Answer

    The later death of a victim only means that they cannot testify at a trial.

    The charges would remain, and the defense would not have any opportunity to question the victim.

  • 4 weeks ago

    yes he can still be charged

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, absolutely. No, he would definitely not go free.

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Of course. The only difference it makes is that the victim cannot be a witness at the trial. If there is other evidence, the trial can still go ahead.

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  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Of course they can still be convicted. The death of a victim by suicide would have nothing to do with an assault charge.

  • 1 month ago

    The only way that would change anything is if the only evidence of the crime was the victim's testimony.

    Any other testimony, or any non-testimonial evidence, and everything would move forward.

  • 1 month ago

    Depends on local laws, and how high in the government the accused is.

  • 1 month ago

    The suspect would still be charged. After all, he/she could kill again. Justice must be served.

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