Moreover, he pointed the gun at Bert but since his gun jammed, he wasn’t able to kill Bert.
The attempt to murder therefore remains, with the added crime that he had killed down Pratt whilst on a criminal motive to kill down Bert. Thus, his motive was not accomplished yet the court of law must understand that Jack had committed himself into the criminal act which is more important than any other act (Harrington 1998). This should be enough to make him accountable in front of the criminal court and hence there should be a provision to try him under the criminal act for killing someone unintentionally, yet on the same token he wanted to murder Bert at the same time. Therefore the motive is more important than what happened at the actual scene. It was an incomplete attempt but its completion stands vindicated as his motive was to kill Bert which is most important