Sunday, October 22, 2006
From LATimes.com: Pepperdine University School of Law CrimProf Carol Chase commented on the the attempted first-degree murder charge against Mitch Cozad, the Northern Colorado football backup suspected of stabbing starting punter Rafael Mendoza last month.
CrimProf Carol Chase, who is also former federal prosecutor, said the attempted first-degree murder charge against Cozad seemed "a little bit unusual," given the stab wound to the leg.
"First-degree murder is killing with malice. You intend to kill or cause great bodily injury," Chase said. "With this injury, you might have trouble showing that kind of intent. Possibly they have some other evidence that the accused was intending to kill." Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]