Iowa convicted killer claims he served life sentence after he died, and then revived A life sentence serving convict claims that his life sentence was filled when he suffered clinical death, but the judge rejected that appeal. What constitutes or defines us as being *us*? If a person commits a crime and gets a life sentence then suffers an accident where he loses all his memory and does not remember committing the crime or even being that same person, is his sentence still just? Is he the same person? What if we could transfer our consciousness into a machine, and while doing so, someone else transferred themselves into our bodies and committed a crime that we did not know about, then left. When we transferred back into our body, are we guilty of the crime the other person committed? What do we mean exactly when we say a specific person committed a crime? Is that a reference to their collection of DNA we call them or is it the responsible actions of the consciousness? If a person cannot give consent to sex while out of their full awareness as the result of a date rape drug or alcohol, then can a person be responsible for any crime committed while 'out' from that drug?