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Sunday, October 22, 2006

CrimProf Carol Chase Disusses Attempted 1st Degree Murder Charges for a Leg Stabbing

Chase_1From 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]

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Sounds like Santa Fe Justice. No evidence but it is legal to lie as long as the lie is from the prosecutor. They are not looking for justice, they are looking for a win.

Posted by: andrewdennislopez | Oct 24, 2006 11:00:28 AM

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