Monday, April 18, 2011

You Have to Read It to Believe It: Woman Acquitted of Trying to Hire Kill Husband: R. vs. Ryan

The issue resolves itself into whether a reasonable woman under years of terrible abuse and bullying, who is a teacher, with support of friends and family, separated and in divorce proceedings, with presumed police protection, would perceive she had no other safe avenue but to hire a contract killer of her husband.

The court ruled yes on the basis of duress--that her action was morally involuntary.

Read it and come to your own conclusions.

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