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The Only Place In The US Where Murder Is Legal

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The Only Place In The US Where Murder Is Legal

I'm about to tell you how to commit the perfect murder. 

Yellowstone National Park is one of Wyoming's largest and most majestic bragging rights. Beautiful protected land open for the public to enjoy, or in some cases, to get away with murder. Here's the 4-1-1 on why that is:

There is a fifty mile stretch of the park that actually bleeds into Idaho (yes, I used "bleeds" on purpose). So, for example, if Felix and Anna were having a lovely picnic inside this very specific stretch of land, and Anna grew tired of Felix' "cheatin' ways", and she murdered him with a broken wine bottle...she could walk free. 

The way a murder trial works is the defendant can invoke their Sixth Amendment Right of a jury composed of people from the state in which the crime was committed, and also from the federal district where the crime was committed. In this case, the state would be Idaho, but the federal district would be Wyoming. Since this stretch of land is a state park, there are no residents in the area...meaning NOBODY LIVES THERE. 

No jury = no trial. There is, however, a simple fix where Congress passes a law to redraw the district lines, but then this is Congress we're talking about. And so, for now anyway, murder remains a gray area in Yellowstone National Park.



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