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My husband was ran over and killed on a freeway. Some guys took him in a car and did not want to let him off as they were trying to rob him. He got away runnnig down the freeway fearing for his life and a car hit him and he died. would this be a criminal homicide and what is the punishment?

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First of all, let me please say I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. It is even hard for me to answer this question because I can only imagine the pain you are experiencing right now. I however, don't believe the vehicle that struck your husband has any liability in his death. The liability would lie with the people that robbed your husband. For if it were not for their actions originally, your husband would not have been put in the position that he was put in, to run for his life, and be struck by a 3rd party vehicle. Since this other vehicle took no part in the actual robbery, they should not be held accountable for your husbands death. I am so sorry. I will assume that the people or person that hit your husband is probably reliving the nightmare every waking moment too and wishes they could turn back the clock. Please take care.

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The charge could be "murder" against the robbers, since your husbands death took place in the act of committing a Felony (Robbery).
It depends what the DA goes for in the way of charges, and what the actual plea deal consists of.
I am so sorry.
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The trooper just called me and said what do you want me to do with this? I faxed him all the people involved and the witnesses and my statement. I told him you need to investigate this. He said its not against the law to drop someone off on the freeway? I told him, they just did not drop him or throw him off but trying to rob him and he was runnign for his life. He said well I have to see the autopsy report and see what his blood alcohol level is/ I told him my hsuband does not drink to begin with. These guys got him drunk. He said he will investigate when the autopsy report comes back in another 4 weeks or so. Also, I asked him if my husband had any id or anything. He said he had a tribal id on him that went to the hospital with him. They had him a a ken doe and I didn't know he was up there alive for 5 hours. I was looking for him that day he was laying up at the hosp dead. So can I file something on the hosp fo rhaving him as a ken doe when trooper said he had id on him. I am so mad that I could of saw him alive for the last time if the med people did their job right. Please help
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It isnt a homocide if the person that hit him wasnt involved in the crime. It would be involuntary manslaughter on their part. You shouldnt even have to press any kind of charges on them. They are innocent of everything except being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The criminals are the ones that tried to roll him. That is who you should be concerned about.
Pressing charges on those that are innocent wont bring your husband back. Let that go and concentrate on the other.

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A civilian is not the person who presses criminal charges against the accused, it is the government. A complainant may be a witness, but they are not the "bringer of charges." The driver that hit this poor fellow will not be charged with any crime unless it could be proven they were intoxicated or were in the act of committing a crime at the time of the accident. Hope they found the bad guys.
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By kidnapping him they contributed to his death... they can in fact be held criminally liable for his death as well as the kidnapping which resulted in it. The driver who hit him is more than likely blameless in this and is a victim as well. The punishment for homicide is usually 15 to life, and kidnapping sometimes carries a mandatory life sentence. I am so sorry for your loss.

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Well I am deeply sorry for your loss. Since the car that hit your husband from what you said here didn't stop, that would be considered a hit and run. Depending on the state the punishment would be different I would think. In South Carolina
(1) a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than one year or fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, or both, when injury results but great bodily injury or death does not result;

(2) a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than ten years and fined not less than five thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars when great bodily injury results; or

(3) a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not less than one year nor more than twenty-five years and fined not less than ten thousand dollars nor more than twenty-five thousand dollars when death results.
This act would be considered a felony, most likely choice 3). I hope they find the robbers and the car that killed your husband.

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