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    Feb 4, 2009, 05:52 PM
    Killing in US Territory
    What would happen if somebody murdered somebody in a place like Peurto Rico, that is just United States territory.
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    Feb 4, 2009, 06:05 PM
    Hello p:

    Puerto Rico has control of its internal affairs. Therefore, he'd be tried in a Puerto Rican court.

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    Feb 4, 2009, 06:37 PM

    Murder ( unless it is a murder of a federal agent) is basically state law, so they are tried by the local governments.

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