An Abandoned Crime.
Paul is angry at his longtime friend Tim for abandoning a criminal plan at the last minute. A few days before the day on which they planned to rob a liquor store, Tim showed up at Paul’s house. He stated clearly in front of Paul and Paul’s girlfriend that he did not want to take part in the robbery, then retrieved some notes he had left with Paul about the liquor store’s hours and employees. Paul committed the robbery anyway, using an unregistered gun that Tim had given him several years ago. When questioned by police, he named Tim as an accomplice, stating that Tim had given him the weapon he used to commit the robbery. Answer the following questions:
a. Is Tim an accomplice? Why or why not?
b. How does Tim’s intent affect his liability as an accomplice?
c. Could Tim be charged with anything in this case? Why or why not?