Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
State v. Peterson
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While confined in a hospital, Peterson (Defendant) instructed August Anderson to set fire to her dwelling house. Prior to Anderson completing the task, however, Defendant told Victor Carlson to instruct Anderson that she had changed her mind and not to set the fire. Carlson relayed Defendant’s instructions to Anderson, who instead, set fire to the house. Defendant was charged with, and convicted of, arson. Defendant appealed and argued that she had abandoned any intent to have Anderson set fire to her house before he committed the act.
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