A Utah man has been booked into jail while he’s being investigated for the attempted murder of his adult son.
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The man was arrested after he drove himself and his son to an area hospital following an alleged murder/suicide attempt. He supposedly administered a mixture of sleeping pills and other unidentified prescription meds to himself and his son, but when that didn’t work sought out medical help.
Apparently, the man is the primary caregiver for his 31-year-old son who has cerebral palsy. He told police he wanted to kill himself but not leave the care of his son to anyone else.
Attempted Murder is an Inchoate Offense
Atempted murder is classified as an inchoate offense. You may be guilty of attempting to commit a crime if you:
• Engage in conduct constituting a substantial step toward the commission of a crime and
• Intend to commit the crime or
• Act with an awareness that what you’re doing is reasonably likely to cause that particular result
Criminal attempt to commit a capital felony such as murder is a first-degree felony. Being found guilty of attempted murder could result in a punishment of an indeterminate sentence of at least three years in prison—and possibly life.
Talk to a Utah Criminal Defense Attorney Today
The man in question in this situation is obviously in need of help—legal and otherwise. Keep in mind that you don’t need to be facing an attempted murder charge to talk to an experienced, respected attorney. Anytime you have been charged with a crime you should immediately contact a top Utah criminal defense attorney. Make the right call today.