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post #212 of (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 05:37 PM
Warren Zevon
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Re: Warren Zevon

Originally Posted by BULLY View Post
Why is the girl being tried for first degree murder then genius?
Murder charges are serious and are given higher priority than lesser crimes. A lot of the time, people are charged with murder to either A. - intimidate them into taking a plea deal, or B. - give the case a higher priority. Another common reason is so they can get convictions on lesser charges. Serial killer Coral Watts, for example, was charged with twelve murders but ended up only getting convicted of a charge of burglary with intent to murder.

Seeing as she is a 14 year old girl who was out of her mind in fear, I don't see the murder charge sticking, nor do I see her getting charged as an adult. I could see her getting charged with voluntary manslaughter, but I am not an officer of the court.

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