A Minnesota man is now facing charges related to murder after a car accident. Such criminal charges could result in severe consequences should the court declare him guilty. He is likely now working with an attorney to build a strong defense to dispute the charges.
According to police, the man stopped his car behind a vehicle that he saw crash into the curbside storm drain. That vehicle then backed up and hit his car. Police stated that both drivers got out and reports indicate that a confrontation ensued, wherein the man retrieved his gun from his car. The man claims that the other driver tried to grab the gun, so he stepped back and shot the driver. Two witnesses to the incident claim that the driver did not advance toward the man nor did either of them touch one another before the gun was fired.
The man has since been charged with second-degree murder. Should a conviction be obtained, he could face a sentence of three to 40 years in prison. The attorney for the prosecution stated that they believe this is an appropriate charge, however, he also stated that the issue of self-defense will likely be raised as well.
Because criminal charges such as this have the potential of resulting in serious consequences, those facing similar charges would likely benefit from consulting an attorney as soon as possible after they are made. An attorney could aid by helping to build a strong defense to present before the court in an attempt to either clear the person’s name or reduce a possible sentence. Anyone seeking assistance with any kind of criminal charge could consult an experienced Minnesota attorney.
Source: mprnews.org, “Murder charge in Rochester case where victim dared gunman to shoot“, Riham Feshir, Jan. 17, 2018