posted by gut
Guy steals a car with a couple's 3 children inside. Father catches up when traffic holds the thief up. Thief assaults the dad, then ends-up getting beaten to death by an angry mob.
Not clear if the dad was involved or participated, but let's assume he is:
1) Let's not debate charges - would you want to see that father in jail or not, and if so for how long?
2) What about the mob? You know who was fighting, but you don't know which punch/kick proved fatal nor do you know who did it. Are they all guilty of murder? How much jail time should they get?
I wouldn't charge anyone. Fuck that guy, don't steal people's shit.