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Write  a 2 page paper analyzing the fact pattern scenario below. Provide a  detailed analysis of what crimes each person may be charged with and  which defenses might be available to each person. Make sure your support  your response with legal reasoning using the Model Penal Code.

Make sure all citations are in APA or Blue book format.

Please see the attached grading rubric below. This grading rubric will be used to grade this assignment.

Mike  and his young girlfriend, Tina, both out of work and penniless, thought  that love was all that mattered and decided to get married. Although  Mike had no money, he told Tina he was going to buy her an engagement  ring. Tina inquired how he could afford it and he looked at her, winked,  and said, “watch me”. The couple went to Malaguti’s Jewelry store and  Tina picked out the ring of her dreams, which cost $5,000.00. Mike paid  in cash and Tina could not understand how and asked where Mike got the  money. Mike rushed Tina from the store with the ring.

Mike  told Tina not to worry about the money and besides, it only cost him  $500.00 because the money was counterfeit and he had purchased it  earlier from his friend Tony. The argument ended as he kissed her and  slipped the ring onto her finger. They got married the next day at the  Justice of the Peace.

After  the ceremony they decided to go to the local bar and drink to their  wedded bliss. While there, several friends purchased multiple rounds of  shots for them. Mike drank what Tina was unable to. When Mike ordered  more, the bartender Tommy, refused to serve him further due to his  condition. An argument ensued and Mike pulled out a gun from his pocket  and fired a single shot which grazed Tommy’s arm, ricocheted and killed  Maria, another bartender, who was standing behind Tommy.

Mike  grabbed Tina and started to leave. Tina, who had come to her sense  about Mike by now, resisted, but Mike forced her out and pushed her into  his car. Tina insisted that if he did not turn himself into the police,  she would. Mike drove to his friend Tony’s apartment. Mike pushed Tina,  now hysterical, into Tony’s apartment and told Tony what happened.  Mike, now panicked, aimed the gun at Tina. Tony, a small time x-con did  not want to be charged with murder, so he stepped in front on Mike to  try to stop him. Before Mike could accomplish this however, Tina had  backed away from Mike to an open window from which she fell to her  death. Mike then hit Tony over the head with the gun and Tony fell to an  unconscious state. Before leaving, Mike filled his pockets with Mike’s  phony money to use for his getaway. 

Mike  flagged a taxi down to take to his apartment. The taxi driver, Marie,  realized the money was phony Mike had paid his fare with. In a fit of  anger, and remembering where she dropped Mike off, Marie decided to get  the money that was owed to her and went to confront Mike. After no one  answered the door, Marie noticed a doggie door on the side door. She  decided to slip through the dog door and tip toe into the apartment to  get her money. In the dark, she tripped over a skate board, hit her  head. In the morning the police were called to Mike's apartment. Marie  was taken to the hospital and eventually released.

Criteria

No Evidence

Unsatisfactory

Emerging

Proficient

Exemplary

Student provided a detailed analysis of what charges may be brought against each person and supported their response with legal reason.

40 points

Student did not submit assignment

(0 points)

Work does not meet assignment expectations; shows little or no understanding of assignment concepts

(10 points)

Assignment partially meets expectations with minimal depth; demonstrates a limited understanding of the assignment concepts.

(20 points)

Assignment meets expectations with all components being addressed; demonstrates the ability to evaluate and apply key assignments concepts

(30 points)

Assignment exceeds expectations with exceptional depth; presents all requirements of the assignment; demonstrates the ability to evaluate, apply and synthesize key assignment concepts

(40 points)

Student provided a detailed analysis of what defenses may be asserted for each person and supported their response with legal reason.

40 points

Student did not submit assignment

(0 points)

Work does not meet assignment expectations; shows little or no understanding of assignment concepts

(10 points)

Assignment partially meets expectations with minimal depth; demonstrates a limited understanding of the assignment concepts.

(20 points)

Assignment meets expectations with all components being addressed; demonstrates the ability to evaluate and apply key assignments concepts

(30 points)

Assignment exceeds expectations with exceptional depth; presents all requirements of the assignment; demonstrates the ability to evaluate, apply and synthesize key assignment concepts

(40 points)

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

10 points

Student did not submit assignment

(0 Points)

Errors in basic writing conventions are sufficiently numerous to prevent reader comprehension

(1-3 points)

Submission contains some incoherent or inconsistent presentation of ideas, which prevents understanding the majority of author’s overall intent

(4-6 points)

The reader can follow the author’s overall intent as stated; there may be errors in basic writing conventions, but these do not interfere with reader comprehension

(7-9points)

The writer’s overall argument and language are clear and focused, leaving the reader with no confusion about author’s intent; the text is basically error free

(10 points)

Used APA or Bluebook citations and references, and used correct structural formatting

10 points

Student did not submit assignment

(0 Points)

No attempt at APA or Bluebook was used when using references

(1-3 points)

APA or Bluebook is attempted with numerous errors

(4-6 points)

Using APA or Bluebook, accurately; errors are noticeable but minor

(7-9points)

Using APA or Bluebook proficiently; text is basically error free

(10 points)