“Defense attorney Paul E Sims explained the burden of proof in the case of Officer Nathaniel Hendren.<br><br>Hendren faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the shooting death of fallen officer Katlyn Alix. A judge recently said he had a problem calling the fatal shooting an accident and that`s led viewers to wonder why these charges aren`t stronger.<br><br>Defense Attorney Sims points out that the court record is very specific, that the officers were playing with a gun. He explained, “There was no allegation that there was any anger involved and I don`t think that they can say or there would be a more difficult task for the state to prove that he intended to kill her or intended to do bodily harm.””<br><br>He knowingly point a loaded gun at Alix. Pulled the trigger. How did he not “intend to kill her or intended to do bodily harm”?

“Defense attorney Paul E Sims explained the burden of proof in the case of Officer Nathaniel Hendren.

Hendren faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the shooting death of fallen officer Katlyn Alix. A judge recently said he had a problem calling the fatal shooting an accident and that`s led viewers to wonder why these charges aren`t stronger.

Defense Attorney Sims points out that the court record is very specific, that the officers were playing with a gun. He explained, “There was no allegation that there was any anger involved and I don`t think that they can say or there would be a more difficult task for the state to prove that he intended to kill her or intended to do bodily harm.””

He knowingly point a loaded gun at Alix. Pulled the trigger. How did he not “intend to kill her or intended to do bodily harm”?

Attorney explains ‘involuntary manslaughter’ charge when Judge called police shooting “intentional”

ST. LOUIS – Viewers have asked why a St. Louis police officer doesn`t face stiffer criminal charges in the shooting death of his own colleague. Defense attorney Paul E Sims explained the burden of proof in the case of Officer Nathaniel Hendren. Hendren faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and a…

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