Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Maddox’s Law Passes NYS Senate

“Maddox’s Law” is now on its way to the New York State Assembly after passing the Senate in a unanimous 61 to 0 vote.  The bill would make the murder of a child under the age of 13 a first-degree murder charge with a maximum penalty of life without parole.  Currently, first degree murder is reserved for the killing of police officers, correctional facility employees, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, ambulance drivers, paramedics, physicians, and registered nurses. It was created in response to the murder of 21-month-old Maddox Lawrence on February 20th.