William Golding's Lord Of The Flies: Accessory Manslaughter

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Accessory Manslaughter
Jack Merridew, the defendant, is accused of being responsible for brutality that played out on an island and for the death of two young boys. In Illinois, anyone who assists another in the killing of someone can be convicted for Accessory Manslaughter. Looking at what Merridew took part in on the island, he may be guilty of this crime. To begin with, there is a precise definition of the law. Accessory Manslaughter is “knowingly assisting or helping someone commit a crime.” It can be before or after the offense, and one does not need to be present at the scene of the crime to be convicted. Based on one account of the situation in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Merridew never physically murdered or directly killed

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