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ANONYMOUS NUMBER SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL FINAL EXAMINATION - PART ONE COURSE: EXAM DATE: CRIMINAL LAW DECEMBER

17, 2012 PROFESSOR: EXAM TIME: HEILMAN 9 A.M-NOON

This portion of your exam consists of two essay questions. The first one is worth 40% of your grade. The second essay question is worth 30% of your grade. You are free to allocate your time however you see fit, but you should probably allocate slightly more time to Essay Question One.

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Brittany pulled out her gun and yelled. “This is so cool. harder.” Police observed Cory’s vehicle and followed the car in a high speed pursuit. “If you want to stay alive. don’t make us wait.” Cory responded. they claim they have a bomb and yell out the following command: “One. one of the pursuing police vehicles slammed into another car. Tania was completely unaware that Brittany had a gun.” The two women have been dubbed the cheerleading bandits because of their unique method of robbing banks. harder. Police were dispatched to the bank but when they arrived. on the double. Cory Ford was in the parking lot. Cory’s vehicle was stopped shortly thereafter. the police obtained a lawful court order to monitor the suspects’ mobile telephone calls.Essay Question One A string of bank robberies has occurred in the last two years. Brittany got there first and punched Victor Vick a bank employee who was standing nearby. she yelled to Tania. all your money.” Victor fainted from fear when he saw a gun in Brittany’s hand. THIS IS PAGE 2 OF 7 PAGES INCLUDING THREE SHEETS OF SCRATCH PAPER . Out the door. everybody hit the floor. six. Bank employees were busy moving money out of their cash registers and into a secure vault when Brittany and Tania arrived at the bank. Fred Feline. When Brittany saw police outside. Feline was killed instantly. Aren’t you the cheerleading bandits? You are totally awesome. Victor was taken to the hospital. “Oh my god. Five. Tania and Brittany tried to escape. When they approach the bank tellers during the robbery. Both women were in fact cheerleaders in high school. The robberies are committed by two young women who wear their hair in a ponytail or in braids. two three. eight.” Tania took the hint. He was released from the hospital but died two weeks later when he took a prescription pain medication which had a bad interaction with his pneumonia medication. Cory kept repeating that this was the coolest thing that ever happened to him and he couldn’t wait to tell his friends that he was in the same car with the cheerleading bandits. Brittany and Tania were able to get out the back door of the bank and into the parking lot. four. “We’re in trouble. apparently did not hear the police siren since he was wearing headphones. Police have reviewed bank security tapes and have preliminarily identified the two women as Brittany Brooks and Tania Thinh. Victor fell to the floor and hit his head. Tania screamed. “Hit him again. When Cory saw Brittany and Tania he said.” Brittany and Tania had never seen Cory before but they decided they couldn’t escape without his cr. “You won’t last if you don’t drive fast. After a mile. Police overheard the women talking while driving to the next bank they planned to rob. At the time the two women entered the bank. the two women were already inside and were approaching one of the bank tellers. Brittany stuck the gun in Cory’s side and said. get in the car and drive.” They all got in Cory’s car and they sped away. Police called the bank to alert them. and headed for the back door. His head injury was not serious but he developed pneumonia while hospitalized. Cory saw the police speeding behind him and started to run red lights. seven. During the ride. After police identified the suspects. Just let me know what I can do to help. The driver of the other vehicle.

Can Tania be convicted of murder or any lesser included offense for the death of Brittany Brooks? Discuss all pertinent theories of liability. if any. Tania has been charged with the murders of Victor Vick. Fred Feline and Brittany Brooks. What crimes. Can Tania be convicted of murder or any lesser included offense for the death of Victor Vick? Discuss all pertinent theories of liability. THIS IS PAGE 3 OF 7 PAGES INCLUDING THREE SHEETS OF SCRATCH PAPER . 1. Brittany was shot and killed by police when she drew a gun while trying to flee. Can Tania be convicted of murder or any lesser included offense for the death of Fred Feline? Discuss all pertinent theories of liability.Tania was quickly taken into custody by the police. 4. 2. 3. did Cory commit? What defenses might he assert? Discuss.

He later died from the infection. The two men were successful at generating large crowds at various nightclubs in Southern California. Donald eventually was able to punch Jack in the mouth and grab the gun from him. What crimes. if any. About a block away from the dealer’s house. When Jack was shot he was reaching into his jacket to get his police badge. Donald and Evan realized that the patrons who frequented their clubs were buying lots of illegal drugs from a local drug dealer. 1. the supplier did not provide him with crystal meth. he saw a man named Jack holding a gun and kneeling on a woman’s back. Donald purchased a large quantity of what he believed to be crystal meth. Donald was afraid Jack was reaching for another weapon so he fired at Jack’s foot to knock Jack down. Unbeknownst to Donald. Donald fired a second shot which hit Jack in the foot. Evan said he didn’t want to be involved in the distribution of heroin or crystal methamphetamine (crystal meth). Donald and Evan decided that this drug dealer was profiting at their expense. Is Donald guilty of the attempted murder of the woman? What defenses. 2. but she was not injured.Essay Question Two Donald and Evan are two popular nightclub promoters. Jack developed an infection in his foot from the gun wound. if any. Jack kept yelling something at Donald but because Jack’s mouth was bleeding it was difficult for Donald to understand what Jack was saying. 3. Donald rushed over and pulled Jack off the woman. Evan agreed but told Donald that he only wanted to distribute cocaine and marijuana. Donald left the dealer’s house and began walking to his car several blocks away. The bullet came close to hitting her. did Evan commit? Discuss. Jack was an undercover narcotics officer who was in the process of arresting the woman for purchasing drugs from the same supplier Donald had visited. Is Donald guilty of the murder of Jack or some lesser included offense? What defenses. The first bullet missed Jack and ricocheted off the ground and almost struck the woman Jack had on the ground. would Donald likely assert? Discuss. The substance Donald purchased was actually a chemical compound similar to crystal meth but it did not fall within the list of chemical compounds that are illegal to possess or distribute. THIS IS PAGE 4 OF 7 PAGES INCLUDING THREE SHEETS OF SCRATCH PAPER . Donald said he agreed but Donald secretly intended to distribute crystal meth because he knew it was popular at some nightclubs. He struggled with Jack for the gun. will Donald likely assert? Discuss. After a year in the promotion business. if any. Unbeknownst to Donald. Donald went to Riverside County to purchase crystal meth from a supplier he knew. Donald and Evan met regularly to discuss their business and at one of these meetings Donald suggested that the two men begin distributing illegal drugs directly to their customers. Jack started to reach into his jacket to retrieve something.

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