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Chris Archer v. New Columbia
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Affidavit Facts
Legal Argument

Romeo O'Neal Grey
Law and Legal

Stipulated Facts

* Milan was an 18 year old freshman at Columbia University. * She was eager to become part of the gamma organization, as her aunt, Tanya Maddox, in 1986. * On the campus they have a 26-feet fall clock tower. * The gamma house had a week they called “Hell Week”, and that week would let them know if they get in. * Archer was the president of the of the gamma’s and was in charge of planning this year’s Gamma’s 1997 pledging activities. * On the list night of “Hell Week”, that’s also known as “Hell Night” all the pledges where blindfolded while inside the fraternity house and then was led outside. * The pledges had one last task before they know if they were a part of the fraternity. * While standing outside the house the defendant whispered something in to Milan ear, shortly after she grabbed the fraternity flag and run to the student center and up to the clock tower. * It was from the top of the clock tower that she fell. * At the time of her death, her blood alcohol content was 0.10, but the level for legal intoxication is 0.08.
Charges

* Count 1- 1st degree murder in violation of 2-745 * Count 2- criminal hazing in violation of 4-1213

Case Law

2-745: First Degree Murder a) First degree murder is the deliberate and premeditated unlawful killing of a human being. Premeditation means that the defendant actually reflected on the idea of killing, if only for a brief period. b) First degree murder is punishable by life imprisonment. c) There is no death penalty in New York.

2-746: Second Degree murder. a) Second Degree murder is the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. Malice aforethought may be expressed or implied. b) Malice aforethought exists if the defendant had and of the following states of mind: I. Intent to kill (“express” malice) II. Intent to

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