Las Vegas, NV asked in Wrongful Death for Nevada

Q: How liable is a person for a prank gone wrong?

A roommate (1) slams a door walking into the residence. The other roommate (2) calls out asking who is there(there was an incident a couple of weeks ago of someone robbing these guys).....there is no reply. The roommate (1) hides inside the pantry while the other roommate (2) continues to call out asking if anyone is home and starts to search the house for an intruder. When roommate (2) opens the pantry door, roommate (1) jumps out at him and gets shot by roommate (2) killing him. Is Roommate (2) liable?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: Depends on many things. If you are talking criminal liability you should discuss that with a criminal defense attorney or the victim assistance coordinator of the DA's office, not on a public website.

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