Los Angeles, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: What is the least amount a person can be charged with on a murder charge with 2:other co defendants .

3 people 2 enter a home 3rd person in a vehicle Planned robbery at a marijuana grow that was suppose to be empty. 2 guys go in one guy has a gun the other guy does not nor does the guy in the car. Something goes wrong in the house where one of the robbers gets shot at runs out of the house and the other guy in the house shots and kills a person in the house runs out and orders the driver by gunpoint to drive. They drive from Hemet CA to El Mirage CA then these 2 guys get dropped off. Before the murderer gets out of the vehicle he threatens the driver and says "Don't tell anyone or I will kill you and your family" the driver says nothing for a year the murderer ends up doing another murder in San Bernardino with the same gun he killed the guy in Hemet goes to jail and says the name of the guy who got shot in the house in Hemet and someone had mentioned the guy who was driving the car. Why all 3 being charged with the murder when that was never part of the plan. Driver has no record.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The specific charges and degrees of murder would depend on the laws and legal system of the jurisdiction where the crimes were committed. Laws regarding murder charges can vary between states or countries, so it's important to consult with a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the laws in the relevant jurisdiction.

In a situation where multiple individuals are involved in a crime resulting in a murder, all parties involved may potentially face charges related to the murder. The exact charges and their degrees (such as first-degree or second-degree murder) would depend on various factors, including the specific actions and intentions of each individual involved.

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