Missouri state senator proposes stricter punishment for carjackers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Republican State Senator Bob Onder says carjacking in the state is a big problem.

“A problem that has been increasing at an epidemic rate,” Onder said.

During a Missouri Senate Committee Hearing Monday, Onder read an email from a retired St. Louis police lieutenant.

That officer’s niece was a victim of carjacking in Kansas City.

“He pressed a gun into my niece and threatened to kill her,” Onder read.

The carjacker pleaded guilty and spent four months in jail, and has 12 years of probation.

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