Chapter 16 OFFENSES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS*
Section 16-87 Responsibility for the conduct of another.
(a) A person is criminally responsible for the conduct of
(1) The ordinance defining the offense
makes him so responsible; or
(2) Either before or during the commission
of an offense with the purpose of promoting the
commission of an offense, he aids or agrees to aid or attempts to aid such other person in
planning, committing or attempting to commit the offense.
(b) However, a person is not so responsible if:
(1) He is the victim of the offense
committed or attempted;
(2) The offense is so defined that
his conduct was necessarily incident to the commission or
attempt to commit the offense. If his conduct constitutes a related but separate offense, he is
criminally responsible for that offense but not for the conduct or offense committed or attempted
by the other person;
(3) Before the commission of the offense
he abandons his purpose and gives timely warning
to law enforcement authorities or otherwise makes proper effort to prevent the commission of the
(c) The defense provided by subparagraph (b)(3) of this section
is an affirmative defense.
(Code 1964, § 7.575)
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 562.041.