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Justice Wargrave former judge, and orcestrater, of the Indian Island massacre did not act justly by-punishing people for their crimes that the law couldn’t touch. Although, all his guests did commit murder and manslaughter, he has no right to punish these people. Justice Wargrave also killed 9 people on Indian Island. This was the exact crime he was punishing people for. He also thinks he his above the law and can not be wrong. When Mr. Wargrave swayed the jury to kill Mr. Edward Seton he only knew he was guilty because of a gut feeling but, after the case details surfaced that Seten was in fact guilty only adding to Wargraves massive ego. Justice Wargrave was a judge but said, “from an early age I knew very strongly the lust to kill.” (pg.194). Which means he had an urge to kill he also felt that he wanted to be the judge and executioner.

Justice Wargarve’s goal of Indian Island was to punish people that the law could not touch. No matter what the crime he, kills his guest without mercy using a poem called 10 little Indians. In 19th century England, the punishment for 1st degree murder was death. First-degree murder is as read, “first-degree murder is defined as an unlawful killing that is both willful and premeditated.” Meaning they meant to kill them and/or they planned the murder. But the punishment for second-degree murder “A killing caused by dangerous conduct and the offender's obvious lack of concern for human life.” was a prison sentence that varied depending on not all of Mr. Wargraves victims would have gotten the death penalty including Mr. Anthony Marston who, “was guilty of the murders of John and Lucy Combes.” (PG1) Marston killed them while driving recklessly on a rural road, when he struck them. Obviously, he did not plan to hit the children, or even mean to kill. “It was damned bad luck on them. Of course it was a pure accident. They…...

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