Sorry, Tupac... "Use a gun... you're done."
A man has been jailed for at least 20 years for the murder of a woman caught in a "Wild West" style shoot-out. Magda Pniewska, 26, was shot in the head in New Cross, south London, in October last year.Why didn't Canada bring this hammer down on Richard Steele?
The conviction for murder of someone who was known not to have fired the fatal shot was described by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as "unprecedented".
CPS lawyer Jane Scholefield said: "Even though the defendant did not fire the fatal round, and even though Magda Pniewska was not the intended target of either gunman, the defendant bears a joint criminal liability for her death.
"Each fired their guns with intent to kill at a time when there were bystanders present between them."
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Actually, we had a similar law here in Canada."**********
"Unfortunately, it was struck down as being, you guessed it, unconstitutional."
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Homicide investigators, meanwhile, have traced evidence from cartridge casings found near where Dylan Ellis and Oliver Martin were murdered June 13 on Richmond St. W. to records of a handgun used in a previous crime. No details have been released.*