If the judge cannot determine which plantiff is guilty of murder is he able to sentence them all to execution?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
A} if your in a place where the judge is the one who decides that you should just ask the cop to kill you because he can and some have found innocent people guilty just so he could go eat lunch
B} if your location has state sactioned murder i'd request if you know your innocent to make the person they accused you of killing familiy to shoot and kill you
this way when they do and you are found innocent later they can live the rest of their life knowing unlike you they are a murderer
- CliveLv 71 month ago
As you don't even know what a plaintiff is, it is hardly worth answering you. There are no plaintiffs in criminal trials.
- 1 month ago
No. A judge wouldn't sentence a plaintiff. Troll.
- Common SenseLv 71 month ago
Your question is not only full of holes, it has too many errors in it to justify the type of response you are trying to prevok.
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- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
The accused is the DEFENDANT. Plaintiff refers to the ACCUSER in a civil lawsuit.
The US states that have the death penalty use a 2 phase trail. First the jury renders a verdict on guilt. IF the jury unanimously returns a verdict of guilty of a capital offense, the punishment phase begins. If the jury in the punishment phase unanimously recommends the death penalty, the judge can REDUCE the sentence to life without the possibility of parole. There are no US jurisdictions where the judge can sentence ANYONE to death, or has the authority to determine guilt in a case where the death sentence is an option.
The chances of an unanimous finding of guilt on capital murder charges when the jury isn't sure which defendant committed the murder is vanishingly low. It is more likely they would convict everyone of a lesser degree of murder that did not carry the possibility of execution.
Even the strongest of supporters of the death penalty won't go on record supporting execution of people not actually guilty. Finding enough to render a unanimous guilt verdict AND recommendation of the death penalty would be nearly impossible.
- babyboomer1001Lv 71 month ago
Sentencing is per state law. The death penalty is only legal in "some" states. Yes, if they all partook in the murder, each can be convicted.Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience.
- xyzzyLv 71 month ago
What are you talking about? A plaintiff is a person that brings a suit to court. The person being sued is the defendant. "Plaintiff" is the term used in civil cases not criminal. If there are multiple defendants in a murder case they typically be tried separately. And in most jurisdictions a jury decides the sentence not a judge.
- yLv 71 month ago
Reasonable doubt, if they can't determine one committed the crime, then they can't be found guilty. Now, if there are a group that committed a crime, proved. During the course of that crime one committed murder, then they all are guilty of that murder. Can all be sentenced to whatever state or federal sentencing guidelines apply.
- Jeff SLv 71 month ago
Actually it varies from state to state!
In some states, like liberal California, the jury decides whether or not to impose the Death sentence!
- SlickterpLv 71 month ago
Generally trials would be separate, with the prosecution having the burden of proof for each plaintiff.
- MikeLv 71 month ago
Not in America a Jury decides Guilt or innocent