A man lives in an apartment building secured by an electronic security system. His financial competitor decides to hire a three-person team to murder this man. The first person on the team is an electrical engineer who goes into the building to disable the security system. The second person breaks into the man's apartment and shoots him, killing him. The third person is waiting outside with the getaway car running, so that all three may escape after the deed is done. How should culpability be handled from a sentencing point of view? Are all four men equally culpable (ie. they should all receive the same sentence in a court of law)? Or is the man who organized the murder the most culpable (thereby receiving the harshest sentence), or the man who pulled the trigger?
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