Johnson County District Attorney Stephen M. Howe discusses the felony murder rule and how his office uses it. The law gives prosecutors the power to charge people with murder who have committed felonies but never actually killed. Jordan Denny called off a deal to sell $8 of Xanax before the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Rowan Padgett, court records say.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Newspaper Advocates For Local Teen Felons
A naive consideration of hard time confronting youngsters in trouble . . . Still the info is useful inasmuch as EVERYONE should know that local prosecutor's have a lot of leeway when handing down tough charges and thug-life at every age can lead to harsh time. Example: Most adults know that even riding in the same car with somebody who commits a murder in a drive-by can earn a hefty accomplice charge for somebody who didn't even pull the trigger . . . Accordingly, at the very least this newspaper note offers a similar legal reminder even if the "advocate" perspective is flawed. Checkit: