Vermont House considers changing state’s ‘attempt’ statute

Vermont House considers changing state’s ‘attempt’ statute

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AGO, THE HOUSE DECIDED T
INTRODUCE BILL S. 267. I CAN SAY THAT JUST FR
SPENDING SOME TIME IN FAIR HAVEN
TALKING TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS,
THIS IS A BILL THAT REALLY
MATTERS TO THEM. A BILL THAT, ACCORDING TO
REPRESENTATIVE MARTIN LALOND
WOULD CHANGE WHAT IT MEANS TO
ATTEMPT A CRIME. JACK SAWYER’S FOUR MOST SERIOUS
CHARGES WERE RECENTLY DROPPED
BECAUSE THE STATE SUPREME COUR
RULED THAT HIS ALLEGED PLAN TO
SHOOT UP FAIR HAVEN UNION HIGH
SCHOOL DID NOT RISE TO THE LEVEL OF AN ATTEMPT. LALONDE OUTLINED SOME OF WHAT
THIS NEW BILL COULD CHANGE TAKE
A LISTEN.>>ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SERIOUS
VIOLEN FELONIES, THE
PROSECUTION MUST PROVE THE
DEFENDANT TOOK A SUBSTANTIAL
STEP TOWARDS COMMITTING THE
OFFENSE WITH THE PURPOSE OF COMMITTING THE OFFENSE. HELENA: THE HOUSE IS EXPECTED TO
OFFICIALLY TAKE UP THE BILL ON
TUESDAY. THIS STARTED OUT AS A SENATE
BILL, SO IF IT DOES PASS, THE
HOUSE’S VERSION WILL HAVE TO GO
BACK TO THE SENATE FOR
CONSIDERATIO
LIVE IN MONTPELIER, HELENA BATTIPAGLIA, NBC 5

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