A funny legal situation

I was reading a book and encountered the following, interesting case. Blog readers, what do you think should happen here?

A man shoots himself deliberately, intent on suicide. Present is a second person, who is afraid the man did not die, so she takes his gun and shoots him a second time. On autopsy, the authorities determine that the first shot was indeed fatal and the woman fired the gun at a dead body. Did she commit a crime? If so, what crime?

Annual assessment

Today my therapist and I did my annual assessment, where they ask me a bunch of questions and write down a lot of things in order to:

1. Determine what, if any, progress I’ve made in the past year
2. Prove that I’m still bonkers and justify my continual psychiatric care to the evil insurance people and/or the state

There were a lot of silly questions she was required to ask me, although we both knew the answers:

HER: Have you used any heroin in the past 30 days?
ME: No.
HER: Methadone?
ME: No.
HER: Methamphetamine?
ME: No.
HER: Crack cocaine?
ME: Yeah, I smoked a few rocks before I drove over here.
HER: I’m going to check “no” for that one.

A mixed bag tonight

I just finished today’s updates, so now I don’t have to work on Charley for more than 24 hours. (But we all know I will.) The added cases:

1 drowning accident
1 probable suicide by drowning
1 family abduction
1 woman with stroke-related dementia who wandered off
6 “few details are available” cases

Of the cases I updated you’ve got:
1 non-family abduction
1 possible serial killer victim
1 long-ago disappearance without much to go on
1 1990 disappearance with suspicious circumstances
1 victim of suspected spousal snuffage, and her daughter
1 drowning accident
1 MWAB case
2 “few details are available” cases

Three drownings in one day. Wonder how often that happens?

If you randomly selected twenty Charley cases, you’d probably wind up with something like that. With maybe a teenage runaway or two added to the mix in place of one or two of the drownings.