One of the dumbest aspects of our US court system is the attempted murder charge. It’s the Get Out of Jail Free card for murderers.
So an individual can go after a target, with the full intent to kill them – after all, it’s attempted murder – and just because the victim somehow manages to survive the attack, the punishment can be much less severe.
Maybe the murderer is a merely a bad shot, so he gets off easier. Maybe the victim just happened to turn away in just the right way, as to have the bullet or knife slip by a vital area. Maybe the victim was just lucky.
And because of any and all of that, the criminal, who was out to kill, gets a lesser sentence.
I agree that the charge should be classified as attempted murder, but the punishment should equal that of a murder charge.
Letting a killer off easy is just idiotic.PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion - teamed with Science and Logic