Bar Exam (US) Criminal Law: Studious was a recent graduate of John Marshall Law School in Chicag...

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Studious was a recent graduate of John Marshall Law School in Chicago. The night before his Illinois bar examination, Studious' next-door neighbor Noisy, was having a party. The music from Noisy's home was so loud that Studious couldn't fall asleep. Studious called Noisy and told her, "I'm taking my bar examination tomorrow morning. The noise from your party is keeping me awake. Would you please quiet things down?" Noisy responded, "Are you crazy, you killjoy? Do you think I'm gonna cut short my party for some jerk who wants to be a lawyer?" Noisy then abruptly hung up. Angered, Studious went into his closet and got a gun. He went outside and fired a bullet through Noisy's living room window. Not intending to shoot anyone, Studious fired his gun at such an angle that the bullet would hit the ceiling. He merely wanted to cause some damage to Noisy's home to relieve his angry rage. The bullet, however, ricocheted off the ceiling and struck Partygoer in the back, killing her. The Illinois Criminal Code makes it a misdemeanor to discharge a firearm in public.

Studious will most likely be found guilty for which of the following crimes?

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  1. A
    Correct Answer
    Murder
  2. B
    Correct Answer
    Involuntary manslaughter
  3. C
    Correct Answer
    Voluntary manslaughter
  4. D
    Correct Answer
    Discharge of a firearm in public
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