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Man Jailed For Failing To Commit Murder  
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 35
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

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A man from Kent has been jailed for failing to kill a woman despite accepting money to carry out the hit.

The would-be hitman, Kevin Reeves of Snodland near Rochester, promised Christine Ryder he would arrange her slaying in exchange for a large bag of cash.

But despite receiving payments totalling £20,000, Reeves failed to do any actual whacking and, as a result, Ms Ryder decided to get the lawyers in.

A court yesterday agreed with Ms Ryder and sentenced Reeves to 15 months in prison for deception. And people complain about British Justice...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/17/kent_killer_not_killer/

you couldnt make this up!


That'll teach you
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User currently onlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8488 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1794 times:
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reminds me of "the Simpsons" episode when Sideshow Bob was tried for attempted murder he scornfully said

"Attempted murder, now honestly, what is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for attempted chemistry?"



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3512 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Well, in that crazy British Civil Law Promissary Estoppel (promising someone you will do something) is considered a legally binding contract and violating it can be a criminal offense. In American Law however, Promissry Estoppel is just a tort, and normally you would just have to pay for damages from not carrying out the tort.


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