A Missouri man is charged with murder for the accidental death of his accomplice during a carjacking.
According to Fox2Now, 22-year-old Percy Robinson and his two accomplices stole an SUV early Tuesday morning before crashing the vehicle on 7th Street in Soulard. Police reported that the carjacking victim was a mother and her three children but none were harmed during the robbery. Her husband said his wife and children were visiting family when the three men approached them with a gun.
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Robinson was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action. Recently, he was jailed for a 2015 offense for armed robbery.
The second suspect, Courtney Clay,18, is facing similar charges for robbery and criminal action. Police did not release the identity of the 20-year-old male who was killed during the alleged carjacking.
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Missouri law states that an individual can be charged with second-degree murder if they intentionally cause another person’s death as stated by Professor Susan McGraugh of St.Louis University.
“And also if he or she – in the perpetration or attempted perpetration of a felony or crime – or while fleeing such a felony crime another person is killed.”