Anatomy Of A Murder By Frank Manion

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In the movie Anatomy of a Murder, Frank Manion was charged first-degree murder for killing an innkeeper named Barney Quill.Mr. Mansion was found not guilty not because he didn't do the crime, but because he was insane during the murder. When someone is charged with first-degree murder there are three elements that have to be represented and if the jury has any doubt that one of the three elements are questionable then the defendant would be found not guilty. The three elements that are needed to be found guilty of first-degree murder is deliberate planning, premeditation, or malice. One night the Lt Manion's wife Laura went to a bar and was wearing a short skirt and a shirt that was tight. She was not wearing an undergarment which in the 1900’s …show more content…

She wanted to get home and Barney Quill offered her a ride because of the bears that are out in the night. While he was driving to Laura trailer the gate to get inside was closed so Barney decided to go through the woods But when he was in the woods, he decided to stop the car and that is when Mrs. Mansion started to get worried and Barney Quill slapped her across the face and then ripped off her panties. Laura then blacked out and when she became conscious again, she got out of the car and started running back to the trailer gates, but Quil was right behind her and he grabbed her but she somehow escaped him. She just kept on running and running until she made it back to her trailer. That is when she told her husband, Lt Frank Manion. The news did not sit very well with him, he then asked his wife to swear on the rosary that what she just told him was true. That is when he got extremely angry and took his gun out of the closet to drive down to the bar to kill Barney. When he arrived at the bar he took out his gun and shot Barney Quill, and there was a lot of witnesses who saw what Frank just did. When the police got there …show more content…

But Paul had to prove that the reason Bieger went insane during that time was because he just heard the news about his wife getting raped by Quill. Frank was not able to concentrate or anything other than getting payback for what Quill did. On the prosecutor side the lawyer Mitch Lodwick had to prove that during the time Mr. Mansion had time to deliberate planning, premeditation, or malice. Lt Mansion did commit the crime, but he was still found not guilty, but the jury had reasonable doubt in crime. The procestor lost Mansion vs Quill case because Frank Mansion did not have all of the elements. In this case there was no malice. Frank Mansion had no intent of hurting Barney. He did have a gun with him but he went to the bar so he could face Barney but he didn’t want to hurt Barney. Mitch argued that Frank had enough time to think about what he was going to do to Barney. When he was calming his wife down and talking to her about what happened that night of the rape. Lt Frank had planned to grab the gun from the closet and go to the bar where Barney was

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