Scenario 2 Tom is guilty of murder under the felony-murder rule, because he was in route from committing a felony, which was robbing the Commerce National Bank in Tampa. The felony-murder is when you are guilty of murder if he or she killed another person, even accidentally, during an attempt or perpetration of a felony or while in flight from the perpetration of the felony. So Tom is indeed guilty of murder under the felony murder rule, he intentionally robbed a bank which is a felony so everything that happened during or after is also a felony.(Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional, 2003-2009)
Scenario 3 Joe can be tried for murder because for one he cause the initial assault that caused Frank’s suffering, which was a result of an argument between the two. Joe also can not assist Frank in suicide. The act of aiding and abetting another to commit suicide has been made criminal by statuses in 39 states and is still punishable as a common law crime in approximately 6 states. Some states have not yet had to address the issue but Oregon is the only state that has legalized physician-assisted suicide in certain circumstances. People vs. Cleaves (1991) and People vs. Hearn (1998) are examples of cases that involved assisted suicide.(Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional, 2003-2009)
Scenario 4 She can be charged with Vehicular Homicide, because she was operating a motor vehicle when she recklessly swerved to avoid hitting a dog striking two children, killing them. Vehicular Homicide is when the perpetrator caused a death while operating a motor vehicle, either by gross negligence or while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs (Criminal Law for the Criminal Justice Professional, 2003-2009). She can be charged with Vehicular Homicide.