Prentiss learns from an old friend, John Cooley, that their mutual friend, Matthew Benton, just died from a heart attack. Prentiss had not seen either man in several years, both for different reasons. John also mentions that Matthew thought he was going to be killed just like "Tommy V." In searching, Garcia does find someone matching that name in the area who recently died from dehydration. There are similarities between the two deaths but no medical rationale for tying the two together as murders. A third person in the area then dies in a similar way but again no medical indication of an unnatural death or rationale tying the death to the first two. However, Prentiss and Rossi, in particular within the team, are certain the three deaths are related and that they are indeed murders. They have to tread lightly and carefully since the families of the deceased refuse to speak to the FBI - especially Matthew's family who know, and do not like, Prentiss - and since there is no official ...
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Emily tells the fiance of one of the victims that if she sanctioned an exorcism that caused her fiance's death she could be charged as an accessory to murder. Murder could only be charged if there was intent to kill the person the exorcism was being performed on, which there does not seem to be any such intent. However it would still constitute a homicide, strapping someone to a bed for days and not allowing them to eat or drink and causing so much stress they have a heart attack or die from dehydration is a negligent act, therefore those participating in the exorcism could be charged with criminally negligent homicide. And if anyone performing the exorcism knew the person had a serious medical condition that was life threatening they could even potentially be charged with involuntary manslaughter. See more
Dr. Spencer Reid
This is kind of starting to freak me out a little bit.
Let's figure out if we have a crime before we start freaking out.
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