RICHMOND, VA (WDBJ) -A bill introduced by Virginia lawmakers would set a mandatory minimum sentence for anyone convicted of killing a law enforcement officer.
SB1501 would make it impossible to reduce or amend a charge of capital murder for a person charged with the crime. Those convicted could spend life in prison or face the death penalty.
The bill is moving closer to becoming law following a 35-5 vote on Monday.
To read the entire bill or find how the Commonwealth describes a “law enforcement officer,” click here.