quote:Originally posted by Board-O:quote:Originally posted by haggis:quote:Originally posted by dinwiddie:
Heather Heyer. Killed by the Neo-Nazi POS while opposing racism and hate.
+2! I hear this animal is going to be charged with 2nd degree murder. Why not 1st degree? He had planned to do this and death was a logical conclusion. Is it because he didn't know the poor woman he killed? Any lawyers know what is going on with these charges?
The answer is based on Virginia law, but I assume that the cops don't think they can prove that this guy planned and intended to kill someone (premeditation) but rather it was "heat of passion" murder. that is, he drove to Charlottesville from Ohio not intending to kill anyone. But, tempers flew, he lost it, and went to his car, started the engine and drove into the crowd.
That is a bit speculative on my part.
There is also something called "depraved heart" murder, which I thought was 1st degree murder, and this would seem to qualify.
Note: I only do civil law, not criminal.
The statues of the confederate generals, who are venerated by the Neo Nazis (and there is very little "neo" about them) should be removed. A statue of Heather Heyer should be erected.