This sounds surprising. I'm not an expert but I understood that a judgement of life issued by a judge in the UK did not mean all your life, it just meant, let's say, 25 years (with reviews for good behaviour) .
@madgoat It does constitute as that the sentence varies for each crime. But let's say your not a criminal and you die after a certain amount of time I think it's 20-30 minutes your "legally" dead and ironically you have to go to the courts to reinstate yourself. The law is very funny just because it's written on paper does not mean that is all there is to it there are exceptions and crossroads which we call case law or common law. So when someone asks a question you can never give a straight answer because your situation can change and the law needs to adapt to it. But generally yes if you die a criminal your legally non-existent parliament has no power to arrest you under its legislation.
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In that situation they would fry that person as many times as it took for them to die and stay dead. The situation I think the asker is referring to the inmate was not on death row he just had life without parole.
@Theorganizedkind26 I think they'd still just keep him in jail. How does being temporarily dead make him a better person able to walk freely in the world again?
I don't know he's trying to walk on a technicality. He viciously murdered a man in '98.
@Theorganizedkind26 If he wanted to get out of jail, all he had to do is STAY dead!!
Death Definition of Death by Merriam-Webster1 : the irreversible cessation of all vital functions especially as indicated by permanent stoppage of the heart, respiration, and brain activity : the end of life He didn’t die. He’s an asshole
So the person could escape to Mars or the Moon
Not necessarily... There has been plenty if instances where a patient had been flatlined. In one occasion for 90 minutes long. And they came back to life.
My point is that flatlining =/= death.
If they start it from scratch or not it would be the same since life in prison without parole means the person will die in prision then the prision sentence is over.
his life ended when he died though, he basically has a new life now
Same body same person same life.
Legally, you are not dead until someone says you are dead. He was never pronounced dead, just resuscitated back to life because his body shut down.
I would like to see said laws
What? That is not double jeopardy. It's the same sentence and the person did not really die. Look up Romell Broom and educate yourself to reality.
Actually Romell Broom is not relevant to this. His was a botched execution. He challenged it in court and he is now rescheduled for a second try.In this case the guy did not die. Death is the permanent cessation of bodily functions. His was not permanent.
It's not the same sentence any longer according to our constitutional rights or due prosses rights. You are the same person . Your death resonates the due prosses to acquire its self once again which in turn becomes double jeopardy.
If they commited more than one crime.
@MysteriousDarkness : Right. So when one life ends, the next sentence can begin. Otherwise why not have them run concurrently?
If a person commits one crime they get one prision sentence set by the judge. No crime gets more than one sentence.
I thought the consecutive life sentences were for each instance of a crime. For example, a serial killer would get a life sentence for each of her victims.
@CaptainSmartass Nah, it's so they can't get paroled