Bob and Carl are both accused of the same murder of Alice. Are they supposed to
- be tried together as one party in a single trial?
- be separately tried in two simultaneous trials?
- be tried one after another?
- or what?
(2.) seems the most correct, as Bob and Carl are separate parties that may want different lawyers, etc.. But that also seems the most hairy path, since the crimes are obviously extremely related, and each case would rely heavily upon the other.
As a separate but related question: if an entire family/group are accused of crimes, are they all tried separately, simultaneously, or what?