New York librarian with tools to rape, kill woman was fantasizing -defense

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dumspirospero wrote:

I am opposed to the idea that any American could be convicted of a ‘thought crime’, but the actions of Asch make it hard not to believe that he would not have followed through with this crime.

As soon as they stalked the FBI agent posing as the victim I would think that would be enough to prove that they were no longer fantasizing but acting out their fantasy. The only thing that would convince me that it was a fantasy is if they could prove that they have done something like this before with no crime ever being committed.

Feb 28, 2014 11:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
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