Withdrawal In Crime Of Conspiracy Essay by The Research Group

Withdrawal In Crime Of Conspiracy
This paper discusses the defense of withdrawal, or renunciation, in the crime of conspiracy in California and New York: Common law, Model Penal Code and the Melissa Frances case as an example.
# 21768 | 2,250 words | 21 sources | 1995 | US
Published on Mar 09, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , Law (Historic Trials)


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"This paper will discuss the defense of withdrawal, or renunciation, in the crime of conspiracy. The paper will use the recent example of Melissa Frances, who became involved in a plot to hire a "hit man" to kill her husband. Frances was approached by the hit man, Christopher Brown, after Brown was allegedly hired by Frances' ex-husband, Clarence Wilkinson, to kill Frances. Frances agreed to pay Brown $15,500 for Wilkinson's murder, giving Brown $500 as a down payment and a knife to be used in the murder. She later backed out of the deal and retrieved the knife, but Brown threatened to kill Wilkinson anyway if she did not give him the rest of the agreed-to money. At this point the police found out about the plot; it is unclear from the newspaper article whether Frances informed them of the situation."

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