Repugnant verdicts

Repugnant verdicts – this legal term applies in the Criminal Law in some jurisdictions. There it details two verdicts, which are contrary, although proclaimed about different crimes performed by the same accused person and having the same circumstances. One verdict is sentence and another verdict is “innocent”. These verdicts are repugnant. For example a person killed two people in different areas in an identical way and in identical circumstances. One court for the first verdict says the accused is guilty and should spend time in jail, and the other court for the second crime says the person is not guilty and should not be punished at all for what they have committed.

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