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The two cases you cited are not Alabama cases so they are not controlling. In order to "aid" a crime you have to know what the person is doing and know it is a crime and do something to help the crime be performed. To watch someone rob a bank and not do anything--that's not aiding.
To hand a guy a stick to hit a little child with--that is aiding. To hold the child down while getting beaten or otherwise abused. To give reports to the abusive parent knowing that the report of bad behavior will cause abuse. To tell a child not to tell about sexual abuse. etc.
Child endangerment is something else. That is knowingly putting or maintaining a child in a dangerous situation.
Knowing a child is being abused and letting it happen.
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When one parent abuses a child, may the state charge the other parent with accomplice liability for that abuse? Why or Why Not?
Since most states define accomplice liability in terms of "aiding" another in the commission of a crime, what must the state prove the other parent did?
Does the state's definition of accomplice make a difference?
Compare Tharp v. Com, 40 S.W.3d 356 (Ky. 2000) with State v. Jackson, 976 P.2d 1229 (Wash. 1999) Which approach in what case do you believe it better and why?
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