The Republic's Michael Kiefer has a breathless story that tries to hook you in by telling this whopper.
A Phoenix police officer killed Uran. Under state law, because she was with him at the time, Hicks can be held responsible for his death and can be sentenced to life in prison.
Really? That's the rule? That's why she's facing charges: "...because she was with him at the time"
That statement is obviously a long way from the truth and Kiefer knows it because later we learn that her boyfriend was in the process of committing certain felonies and that she was an accomplice.
So much for the fake line "Because she was with him at the time."
We also learn that there's already a plea agreement that would remove the Felony Murder charge.
I find it interesting that the Republic gives elected officials zero stars if the intern can find some aspect of the statement with which to quibble, yet Micheal Keifer an simply make up the "because she was with him at the time" standard and the entire Republic News room tweets it out like Gospel.