Evidence can support or refute the crime of conspiracy. Evidence is important to proving most crimes, and conspiracy is no different. This discussion question will cover evidence.
For this discussion question, pretend that you are investigating a murder for hire plot. The murder has not occurred, but you have information that two suspects have entered into an agreement with another suspect to kill a fourth party. The person initiating the killing plot stands to gain a large sum of insurance money if the intended victim is killed. The three suspects live in different parts of the United States.
Please respond to the following:
- What type of evidence would you try and obtain to prove a conspiracy between these three suspects?
- How would this evidence help with your investigation?
- Your answers should be based on what you have learned thus far regarding conspiracy investigations.