Stone County Prosecutor Matt Selby, president-elect of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, said he isn't "aware of a single thing that would be detrimental to prosecution in this bill."
Although many think his
southwest Missouri county is a quiet, peaceful place, Selby
noted its population is "fast-growing" along with the region.
"At one time earlier this year, I had eight murders pending," he
And having the rewritten criminal code should make prosecutors' jobs easier to do.
"In my 24 years as a prosecutor, this is the strongest public safety measurements I've ever seen coming out of Jeff City," Selby
said, "and it absolutely seems like something that we should be pushing straight through to get out there - to give prosecutors the tools they need to protect citizens and, again, have appropriate punishment for crimes."