Second-degree murder charges for woman who drove into crowd during parade

The woman who drive through a parade in Oklahoma now has murder charges against her. She is currently in custody and is facing four counts of second-degree murder. Adacia Chambers drove her car through a crowd in a crowd during the parade before the homecoming football game. Four people were killed and many others were injured. Apparently there were 46 people actually injured in the accident. She is now facing life in prison for the second-degree murder charges. Chambers is only 25 years old and was arrested for driving under the influence. Her attorney said that she might suffer from mental illness and said he didn’t smell any alcohol on her after the crash. Chambers’ blood and urine tests are still pending which will show whether she had drugs  in her system at the time of the crash. Her defense attorney said Chambers does not remember much from the accident and that she may have blacked out. He has also voiced that she had trouble sleeping prior to the crash.

In Minnesota, second-degree murder has a sentence of imprisonment for not more than 40 years. Under the second-degree murder statute, there is intentional murder, and unintentional murder. The Minnesota statute lays out that for unintentional murder whoever : (1) causes the death of a human being, without intent to effect the death of any person, while committing or attempting to commit a felony offense other than criminal sexual conduct in the first or second degree with force or violence or a drive-by shooting; or(2) causes the death of a human being without intent to effect the death of any person, while intentionally inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily harm upon the victim, when the perpetrator is restrained under an order for protection and the victim is a person designated to receive protection under the order. As used in this clause, “order for protection” includes an order for protection issued under chapter 518B, etc. Chambers is facing an uphill battle as she killed four people and injured many others. She will need a strong and aggressive criminal defense lawyer to mitigate the circumstances to avoid getting a life in prison.

If you have been charged with second-degree murder, contact Keller Law Offices for a free consultation. We may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor for a better offer or take your case to trial. Every case is different and there may be defenses that apply in your case. Keller Law Offices will also obtain any squad car videos from the police department to ensure we have the best defense possible. We take our time to watch the videos with our clients and go over all defenses. Max Keller is an aggressive Minnesota defense attorney. Call 952-913-1421 if you have been charged with any criminal charge in Minnesota. Please visit the firm’s website at www.kellerlawoffices.com. The criminal defense attorneys at Keller Law Offices are available 24/7.

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