Conspiracy to Commit Murder
Conspiracy to Commit Murder is committed when a person:
- Joins in an agreement or plan with one or more persons;
- The purpose of the agreement was to commit murder; and
- The defendant joined the conspiracy knowing of the unlawful plan to help and carry out the murder.
In prosecutions involving Conspiracy to Commit Murder or Conspiracy in general, the prosecutor is not required to prove that the conspirators entered into a 'formal agreement', or that they agreed on every single detail of the conspiracy, or even that they met to discuss it. The prosecutor simply has to prove that there was a joint plan among the conspirators, and that the defendant adopted that plan.
Evidence that the defendant simply knew about the conspiracy or even simply associated with the conspirators is not enough. Rather, the prosecutor must prove that the defendant actually joined in the conspiracy knowing of the unlawful plan and intended to take part in it and help carry it out.
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