Jurisdiction

According to Google ,  jurisdiction is the official power to make legal decisions and judgments.

According to CNN, a 19 year old woman involved in the craigslist killings, recently  revealed that she killed three other men in three different states. Her and her husband  participated in the killings together. According to the article she killed 22 men over a 6 year period. Who has jurisdiction in this case?

There are  State and Federal crimes.

In this case:

States prosecute most crimes, however they may only investigate and prosecute within their jurisdiction. Yet, If a crime is committed across statelines , it becomes federal jurisdiction.

Sources:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/30/us/craigslist-killing-suspect-interview/index.html?hpt=hp_inthenews

https://www.oas.org/juridico/mla/en/usa/en_usa-int-desc-guide.html

http://www.goudiekohn.com/practice-areas/federal-state-crime/

 

 

 

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