There's a criminal scenario I'm writing for a novel.
Let's say I'm a perp and kidnapped a pair of siblings.
I threatened one to rape the other at gunpoint and I had to shoot at his foot to make him comply.
The catch is that rape is the only crime punishable by death in this hypothetical U.S. city. All the other crimes are at worst, life imprisonment.
From what I hear, duress is unacceptable as defence in reality. Is this true?
If so, will the threatened person be guilty of rape? Would I also be guilty of rape since I had threatened him and shot him for not complying.
Also, what are my list of crimes as the perpetrator?