NY Wants to Crack Down on Carjacking Penalties

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/14 2014 04:50PM

Updated 03/14 2014 06:16PM

ALBANY, N.Y. -  New York legislators want to crack down on carjacking penalties.

The senate passed a bill that would make it a felony to carjack a vehicle with a child under 16 inside. Those convicted would face up to 25 years in prison.

Earlier this year, an Onondaga county woman was killed and her young daughter sexually assaulted during a carjacking.

The bill is now in the New York Assembly.

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