Aug
01
2007
--

30 years for murder

The Washington Post today reports that Keith A. Washington has been indicted on charges of murder and attempted murder. Before he was charged Washington was an official with Prince George's County department of homeland security.
 
Most of the rest of the story is your standard dog-bites-man piece. The reason I'm commenting at all is the off handed sentence at the end of the sixth paragraph: "The charges of murder and attempted murder each carry a maximum term of 30 years."
 
Would someone please tell me this is a misprint?
 
Murder in D.C. only carries a penalty of 30 years?! If I ever decide to knock somebody off, I'll have to remember to lure them to Washington just in case I get caught. 

(more…)

Written by in: Current Events |

Powered by WordPress | Theme: Aeros 2.0 by TheBuckmaker.com