I read somewhere that he told the cops his plan was to kill Kavanaugh and then himself. Archived Message
Posted by Warrin'_Illini on June 9, 2022, 12:25:19, in reply to "So, the dude who wanted to kill Kavanaugh has been charged with attempted murder"
However it is still true that they don't award a Nobel prize for best attempted chemistry. |
It has been a loooooong time since I’ve looked at crim law, but the MD statute says you need the following elements:
1. that the defendant took a substantial step, beyond mere preparation, toward the commission of murder in the first degree;
2. that the defendant had the apparent ability, at that time, to commit the crime of murder in the first degree; and
3. that the defendant willfully, and with premeditation and deliberation, intended to kill (name).
I *guess* showing up in front of BK’s house with a kill bag is a “substantial step,” but that doesn’t sound like slam dunk.
Perhaps it is if you consider his alleged statements of his intent.
I should read up more on this.