Lets imagine for purposes of edification there is a married couple. Person 1 in the married couple is quite unhappy with Person 2. So much so that Person 1 hires(pays) Person 3 to kill Person 2.
Person 3 kills person 2. This plot is uncovered by Law Enforcement and both are arrested.
Should Person 1 or 3 be charged with homicide, or both? Why?
Should Person 1 or 3 receive the more severe punishment? Should their punishment be equal? Why?
What critiques do you have, if any, with how homicide, and its variations, is classified and prosecuted?(in the US) Why?
If none, what aspects are particularly appealing? Why?