The recent Episode on NYPDBlue got me thinking of how the law is prosecuted on a felon regarding an attack on a cop.
Bobby Simone is slashed on the arm by a perp…the slash is not, nor intended to be, life threatening.
Bobby contracts an infection which damages his heart, requiring a transplant…later the infection manifests itself in Bobby’s brain, killing him.
Is the perp in this case guilty of murder?
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