Emily Bill Fails

A proposal inspired by the death of Emily Johnson of Fergus Falls failed in a Friday House debate.

Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, asked representatives to allow murder charges to be filed against 13 year olds. However, the amendment he proposed was ruled non germane.

Emily Johnson died three years ago, with a 13-year-old accused of throwing her against the fall. Current state law limits murder charges to people 14 years old and older.