posted on Dec, 8 2013 @ 06:24 AM
The other one would be an excessory / partner in crime which sometimes mean a lesser sentence, however in this case that would not
an accessory to a crime is most likely liable for a lesser charge, yes. Why in this case that would not apply is subject to a number of factors...
The death penalty would have to be commuted I would think.
See, in the world outside "merrika", the death penalty is often considered barbaric; to impose a death sentence to a conjoined twin, being that
death would result with the other dying also is beyond any fabrication of "crime reduction"
If only one was found guilty then the other's head could be caged for 20 years like an iron mask.
Even in the most persecutory prison system (ie: the USA), people are (should not be) subject to cruel and unusual punishment.
What is though that they both denied it and th jury could not agree a verdict would they both be convicted or freed?
This is the pefect argument against jury's. A learned adjudicator should cast verdict, they understand law.
Gets more complicated though if its one body with 2 heads! Or 3 even!
No, it doesnt, this is why the law is progressive;.