A defendant is found guilty of beating his wife to death. The accused’s mother, who lived with the couple, was present during the crime. However, she was not a party to the crime or to the...

A defendant is found guilty of beating his wife to death. The accused’s mother, who lived with the couple, was present during the crime. However, she was not a party to the crime or to the torture that neighbors say the defendent inflicted upon the deceased.

  • Can the mother be held legally liable in this case?
  • Does her failure to stop her son constitute a crime of omission?
 
 

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