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Examples Of Constructive Intent

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Once again I'm going off only the text and going to try to stay away from what was in the media. Yes the individual shooter should have been charged with a crime. My first thought for the charge was murder. In order for it to be a murder crime, actus rea and men reus must be joined in time. The actus rea in this incident was the confronting, shooting, and killing of the suspicious individual walking in a neighbourhood. That's the easy part to prove unlike the men reus. Constructive intent was present in this situation. The shooter may not have intended to harm the individual that he believed to be suspicious, but he should have know that approaching someone could create a high risk of harm. The shooter’s culpability was that he approached
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