A couple of friends and I are about to embark on a Star Wars Roleplaying Game Campaign, in which one of the players is playing a Droid owned by one of the other players.
This got us to thinking regarding legal responsibility for droids in the Star Wars Universe, as a whole.
If a Droid kills a sentient being, is the Droid or the Owner held legally accountable for the murder? If the owner explicitly ordered the droid to commit the murder for one, but also if the droid acted on it's own, as it were?
In short, is the owner of a Droid held accountable for the actions of their droids?
To my recollection, there is no real answer available in Canon, so answers based on Legends are also highly welcome, as are answers based on sound reasoning and extrapolation.
Clarification based on comments: I am not asking for an answer relating to how we should handle it within the RPG setting. The question relate to Owner responsibility of Droids in the Star Wars Universe, as a whole, not as a game mechanic within a RPG setting. Answers based on information from RPG books are of course welcome, especially if they're licensed, but I do not ask for a RPG answer, but a Universe answer.