Steel Frog wrote:OK, here's what's buggin me today: why did Draco Malfoy get to lead a full life? WTF?
I don't know how it works in English law or Wizard law, but American law sez if you plot, have intent, take action and somebody gets killed, that's Murder 1. Who got killed and whether or not you pulled the trigger are irrelevant. That's M1 for both Dumbledore and Crabbe/Goyle (I forget which one dies). In the very least you have conspiracy or abetting charges. You also have kidnapping/torture charges for several different people locked in the Malfoy compound.
Hell, having that damn tattoo alone means conspiracy to murder. In the US, that's the chair. In Texas, that's the chair several times over.
That's all forgiven because it turns out he was too much of a pussy to finish off Dumbledore or "he wasn't so evil after all". Good luck getting that to stick.
The Whoville townsfolk may forgive the Grinch, but I've still got him on several B&E charges.
He was 17, still underage, damn liberal wizards blocked the petition to try him as an adult.