Sheddy-Bennett Act

8:42 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Del. Mike McDermott Urges Doubling Sentence for Aiding a Murder

Delegate Mike McDermott (R-Worcester)

A measure sponsored by Delegate Mike McDermott would double the sentences of those who convicted of aiding a murder after the fact.

Under the legislation it would rise from 5 years to 10 years in either first or second degree murder convictions.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the former County Sheriff’s deputy named the measure the Sheddy-Bennett Act after two Lower Shore homicide victims

An individual must have knowledge of a completed crime.

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