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posted on Mar, 10 2008 @ 03:35 PM
build a spaceship, go to Mars with a passenger and kill the passenger once we arrive, then I come back to earth. Will I be prosecuted?

posted on Mar, 10 2008 @ 04:45 PM
And your reason for this scenario is?

I'm sure there would be a law that that type of incident would fall under.
Whether on earth or not.

Coincidently, all of our 'Law of the Land" is predominantly 'MARITIME LAW"
You want to study that..go for it.
As for your idea..for whatever reason i sincerely hope you were speaking hypothetically as to the legal aspects, and nothing else.

posted on Mar, 10 2008 @ 07:37 PM
You'd get tried for murder most likely internationally.
hEh. Think of the headlines. LoL!

[edit on 10-3-2008 by WraothAscendant]

posted on Mar, 10 2008 @ 07:44 PM
reply to post by Pagani

really depends
how many people will be looking for a dead body on mars?
most you will get is, "your a CRACK pot"

posted on Mar, 10 2008 @ 08:00 PM
Not if you tell them he...

posted on Mar, 10 2008 @ 11:25 PM
If you used your hands to kill him outside you ship, had no witnesses, then who could prove there was a crime?

Just a thought.


posted on Mar, 10 2008 @ 11:31 PM
reply to post by Pagani

I don't think you would simply because the law must have jurisdiction over the territory for which it covers. This is why laws in China do not apply to those in America, for their jurisdiction is limited.

Does anyone know of an authority claiming jurisdiction over all of or part of space? Besides, even if someone did claim this jurisdiction, I think they would also have to legally define the boundaries of the same. How does one really do that in space?

[edit on 10-3-2008 by ben91069]

posted on Mar, 11 2008 @ 04:16 AM
First off, we're supposing that you could make it back to Earth without the aid of the co-pilot. Honestly, it would take you 6 months to get back. Plus, murder is against the law anywhere you go. So, unless you can show how you are innocent, then I think you'd be tried for murder.

But, I have to ask the question: Why bother coming BACK?? Wouldn't that defeat the whole purpose, provided there is one?


[Edit to add part of question.]

[edit on 11-3-2008 by TheBorg]

posted on Mar, 11 2008 @ 05:58 AM
Hmmm......strange scenario.

Just say for a minute you were going to play out this scenario, the first thing you shouldnt do is post on ATS telling everyone about your scenario.

Now we all know.... does this mean we would all have to go to court.

Might even have hire a coach theres quite a few of us.



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