After giving this more thought, I think the party goers have some level of criminal culpability.
I agree. Those responsible for the delay in getting help for the injured man are just as guilty of 'reckless' behavior as the woman who accidentally killed him.
it was an accident! so what if they delayed phoning 911, the guy was dead, hes not gonna get any more dead.
he didn't die til after he was taken to hospital.
we don't know if he might have survived if he'd been taken to hospital earlier.
Quote:Where did you get that information ?he didn't die til after he was taken to hospital.
at Provena St. Joseph's Medical Center in Joliet
Quote:The impact of the punch ruptured an artery in Powell's neck, causing blood to pool around his brain and leading to his death soon after at Provena St. Joseph's Medical Center in Joliet, said Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil.
If he was pronounced dead at hospital, the wording by the coroner would have been just that. Died, and pronounced dead, have different meanings here. Coroners need to be careful how they say these things.
It was not intentional. She was young, inexperienced in hitting (one supposes) so therefore thought it was just a punch, and was goaded into it, was she not?
While they have argued she was an untrained fighter whose fatal punch was a freak accident, Guy said she believes the point of the game was to demonstrate how well Startz, who had punched men at other parties, could hit.
"Do you think if she did that at a party yesterday and she hurt her hand, do you think she would've done it again?" Guy said. "She knew what she was doing."