27 June 2003

The woman who ran over the homeless guy and left him to die in her garage was found guilty of murder.

The main defense was that "murder has to be an act not an omission." Therefore, since she did not intend to hit and kill him she was not responsible for murder. Intellectually that argument has some merit but there is no way a jury buys it. Of course, it's not like the defense attorney had much else to work with and it will provide him with a valid appealable issue.

Sentencing is pending.


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