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Badams
02-07-2011, 09:54 PM
Closing arguments were today. After 50 minutes of deliberation, Mo Hassan was found guilty of 2nd degree murder.

LuckyCharm
02-07-2011, 10:00 PM
Closing arguments were today. After 50 minutes of deliberation, Mo Hassan was found guilty of 2nd degree murder.

Not surprising. Any word yet on when sentencing will occur or whether he intends to appeal the verdict?

IceAlisa
02-07-2011, 10:09 PM
That was a short deliberation.

Badams
02-07-2011, 10:23 PM
Sentencing is March 9th. No word on an appeal, but with Hassan I would expect one.

BigB08822
02-08-2011, 03:46 AM
You behead your wife and it is only 2nd degree murder? Ummm, ok...?

Badams
02-08-2011, 04:48 AM
You behead your wife and it is only 2nd degree murder? Ummm, ok...?

Yeah, I thought that was odd too.

Squibble
02-08-2011, 06:18 AM
New York has an unusual first-degree murder statute. It applies in very limited circumstances, such as the murder of a police officer.

Tinami Amori
02-08-2011, 06:40 AM
off to politically incorrect we go...


Told ya.

Guys, pray do tell me, what exactly is, in this given case, NOT politically correct?

a) The action of quoting the holy book, Koran?
b) Or these particular teachings of Koran?



I'm so glad that "only" unbelievers are to be decapitated.

Whoops, that relief was short-lived. There are those pesky verses specific to death of Christians and Jews, who according to the Muslims have "diseased hearts" (9:125). Jews are "mutated rats" and "apes" (7:166). I guess that explains why George Burns always looked sort of like a chimp. Both Christians and Jews are to "die in a fire" (3:24, 3:162, 5:37).

:D

IceAlisa
02-08-2011, 07:37 AM
Sooner or later I expected this discussion to develop along the lines of "Just another case of domestic violence, nothing to see here" vs. a religious killing. And that would have gone to PI.

I don't think that decapitation is the run of the mill MO of murder in domestic violence.

vesperholly
02-08-2011, 08:28 AM
from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_degree_murder#Degrees_of_murder_in_the_Unite d_States):


First Degree Murder: Murder involving special circumstances, such as murder of a police officer, judge, fireman or witness to a crime; multiple murders; and torture or especially heinous murders. Note that a "regular" premeditated murder, absent such special circumstances, is not a first-degree murder; murders by poison or "lying in wait" are not per se first-degree murders. First degree murder is pre-meditated. However, the New York Court of Appeals struck down the death penalty as unconstitutional in the case of People v. LaValle, because of the statute's direction on how the jury was to be instructed in case of deadlock in the penalty phase.

Second Degree Murder: Any premeditated murder or felony murder that does not involve special circumstances.

First degree murder sounds sexier, but it's not really any different in severity now that there's no more death penalty.