Someone has just poisoned a Necromancer in a modern society like ours (just with mages around since a few decades). The Necromancer's body died, but he had spells in place that automatically turn his body to undead and keep his mind and soul inside. The Necromancer, understandably upset, tries to get the man who poisoned him tried for murder.
From what I know of the law, its rarely as simple as "that seems logical", if only because everyone has a different logic. I would like to know of people who have more law experience what would happen in such a case.
the Necromancer's body is declared dead by independent doctors.
the Necromancer has proven to be turned from "alive" to "undead".
the Necromancer is robbed of many simple pleasures while undead. Like food, drink or enjoying the sun.
the Necromancer has revealed that he can revive his body and become alive again in a few years, and keep his body moving and fresh in the meantime.
it has been proven beyond doubt who used the poison, how he used it, what he used and that it was his full intention to kill the Necromancer. He just didn't know the Necromancer would survive.
this is the first case of a deceased being able to be be asked questions and being present at the proceedings ever.
it takes place in France.
I wonder how this case would be executed. Technically the Necromancer is dead, practically he's not dead and just incredibly inconvenienced by the act of dying and being dead.