Case: Armington, while robbing a drugstore, shot and seriously injured Jennings, a drugstore clerk. Armington was subsequently convicted in a criminal trial of armed robbery and assault and battery. Jennings later brought a civil tort suit against Armington for damages. Armington contended that he could not be tried again for the same crime, as that would constitute double jeopardy, which is prohibited by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.
Is Armington correct? Explain.
Double jeopardy means that Armington cannot be tried twice for the same crime, but does not apply to an individual filing civil charges against the ...