Homicide Intent Bill Goes To Governor

A Missouri bill awaiting the governor’s decision clarifies that a person can be charged with homicide and had the premeditated intent to kill, even if the suspect targeted a random victim. Arnold Republican Senator Mary Elizabeth Coleman tells Missourinet the reason she filed the bill is because her constituent’s son was murdered…

Someone who spoke in opposition to the bill said the legislation could make convicting someone of homicide easier, even if the suspect did not intend to kill the victim. The governor has until July 14 to take action on this and the other policy bills that passed this legislative session.


(From Missourinet)