When is killing ‘murder’? Philly DA Larry Krasner rethinks homicide prosecutions.
Late on a Tuesday night last November, a Drexel graduate named Joseph Howanski encountered Merlos Mukaj and his girlfriend arguing on the street. Howanski, 24, tried to intervene, but the 21-year-old Mukaj shoved Howanski and took a swing at his head.
Howanski, who had a concealed-carry permit, pulled his gun and shot Mukaj three times, killing him.
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