The Narrowing of the Kill Zone Theory – Shoot to Scare

The “Kill Zone” theory of murder has been misused by prosecutors to secure murder convictions wherein defendant had no intent to kill, but may have been a gang member shooting at another group of rival gang members or was shooting toward a party in a house known to be a rival gang member’s house. The shooting was clearly reckless, but more akin to assault or criminal threats by a gun. The following summary of a recent published opinion shows how courts are now recognizing this and narrowing the use of the “Kill Zone” theory, something we think is long overdue. To read our summary, click on the following link –

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