The Boston Police Department announced this weekend that they have arrested a man wanted on Massachusetts Violence Crimes Charges in connection with the shooting of 4 men outside a Boston nightclub on November 18, 2011.
Samuel Higginbottom, 23, fo Boston, was arrested this past Friday relative to this shooting, and is expected to be charged with 4 counts of Assault with Intent to Murder.
According to Boston Police, 4 men were shot outside the Venu club on Warrenton Street. All 4 men reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The Massachusetts crime of Assault with Intent to Murder is punishable by imprisonment to state prison for up to 10 years. Assault with Intent to Murder as an assault against another person with the specific or actual intent to cause the death of that person.
In many cases, prosecutors may actually avoid charging someone with this crime because it is not typically an ‘easy’ crime to prove. The crux of Assault with Intent to Murder is to prove a specific or actual intent to cause the death of another, and sometime the circumstances of a particular case do not necessarily reflect that intent.
In addition, an intent to even disable or ever scare off the person is not sufficient intent for the crime of Assault with Intent to Murder, not even an intent to inflict serious bodily harm.
In cases where prosecutors may be concerned about losing an Assault with Intent to Murder Charge, they might alternatively charge them with Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.
Every person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and should Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer so his/her rights can be explained and properly preserved.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges, including Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.
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