If you told someone to go kill his/herself and the person does so. Did you help

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  1. clivewilliams profile image84
    clivewilliamsposted 21 months ago

    If you told someone to go kill his/herself and the person does so. Did you help commit murder?

    Can you be charged for telling someone to go kill themselves and they do?

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    Darryl D Thomasposted 21 months ago

    According to the 13 Amendment, no person can be another's slave. However, one can be subjected to slave labor if imprisoned. Therefore, one is not obligated to perform another person's order to commit suicide. On the other hand, "go kill yourself" is a dumb thing for anyone to say to another person.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 21 months ago


    One shouldn't be held responsible for the actions of others.
    However in our modern era of cyber bullying there have been instances where people have been charged with a crime or sued for repeatedly telling someone they should kill them self and the person does it. There have been debates about this subject.

  4. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
    bradmasterOCcalposted 21 months ago


    Of course not, as suicide is a murder committed by the person themselves. A further stretch would be like Charlie Sheen who wished President Elect Trump would  be taken by God. As if he even believes in God.
    And of course, unless you believe in voodoo, Charlie Sheen would only be guilty of being a liberal.

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      Darryl D Thomasposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Nice analogy

  5. Ericdierker profile image42
    Ericdierkerposted 21 months ago

    Clive this is a very good question for people to look into. And the answer is a resounding Yes!
    Anyone can be "charged" for about any conceived notion of the violation of a criminal statute.
    There is a young man sitting in a jail for a year for taking an innocent picture of the submarine he served on, for nostalgia sake. 2 kids and a wife now on welfare. He never showed them to anyone but family. So he was charged and convicted.
    We all know what Hillary did -- no charges?

    With that said. Yes they could be convicted if they were in such a position of control over the killer. Think brainwashing, drug control, parent and young child. Remember Jim Jones? Karesh? Threatening and having the means to kill a child. Then in some states having a party and letting a drunk guest drive to their death.

    I like to use it as a metaphor for someone who is harmed by feeling guilty about something. They charge themselves with their "crime" but never get a trial.

  6. clivewilliams profile image84
    clivewilliamsposted 21 months ago

    Isn't Telling Someone to go kill themself and telling someone to go kill someone else the same?

  7. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 21 months ago

    Michelle Carter faces manslaughter charges for encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself, not murder charges.

    1. clivewilliams profile image84
      clivewilliamsposted 21 months agoin reply to this



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