aider and abettor

aider and abettor
One who assists another in the accomplishment of a common design or purpose; he must be aware of, and consent, to such design or purpose. Peats v. State, 213 Ind. 560, 12 N.E.2d 270, 277.
One who advises, counsels, procures, or encourages another to commit a crime, himself being guilty of some overt act or advocacy or encouragement of his principal, actually or constructively present when crime is committed, and participating in commission thereof by some act, deed, word, or gesture, Turner v. Commonwealth, 268 Ky. 311, 104 S.W.2d 1085, and sharing the criminal intent of the principal. One who assists another to commit a crime; may be a principal, if present, or an accessory before or after fact of crime. The crime must usually be a felony because all parties to misdemeanor are generally principals.
See also abettor

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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