CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) – Suspected UVA shooter Christopher Darnell Jones Jr. is facing three counts of second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and two counts of aggravated assault.
According to NBC29 reporter AC Rieman, the second-degree murder charge means the prosecution must prove that someone died and committed a crime.
Rieman added that both sides will work to keep facts out of the courtroom to preserve the integrity of the case.
“Instead of judging in a court of law, the law wants to set the record straight, so it’s a strategic part of keeping facts and information and evidence to themselves until it’s time.” right to share that information in any way. it’s a strategy to the families of the victims,” said Rieman.
According to him, the difference between first and second degree murder comes down to intent. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and charges may change based on new evidence.
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