Will you believe that a man was trying to murder a corpse? And he was even arrested on the same charge? Well, if not, then we must tell you that a man in Australia have been arrested and even sentenced to eight years of life imprisonment for ‘attempting a murder’ to a corpse.
Many lawyers believe this case to be world’s first.
Daniel James Darrington, 39, was sentenced by a court on Monday for the attempted murder of Rocky Matskassy almost two years ago, Xinhua reported.
Last year, a jury found that Darrington had been wrestling with Matskassy, 31, over a gun, before the firearm subsequently discharged and killed Matskassy.
Believing that Matskassy was still alive, Darrington then shot the victim again. Now this led to a judicial conflict. As per reports, pair was arguing at a mutual friend's house in March 2014, before Matskassy was assaulted by Darrington and accidentally hit by the stray bullet.
However, the jury cleared the person believing that he was not responsible for the first shot which actually led to the death. However, after much dispute, jury accepted the prosecution's version of events that the second shot that followed showed Darrington had made a calculated decision to kill Matskassy, without knowing he had already died.