http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/09/04/old.police.shooting.ap/index.html From CNN article: William Barnes, 71, was charged with murder on Monday, two weeks after former Officer Walter T. Barclay died from an infection at the age of 64. The Bucks County Medical Examiner's Officer ruled the death a homicide, saying it stemmed from a gunshot wound Barclay received when Barnes shot him in 1966. District Attorney Lynn Abraham scheduled a news conference for Tuesday to discuss the case. The murder charge was listed in court records dated Monday. Barclay, a rookie officer, was shot November 27, 1966, while trying to stop the burglary of a beauty shop in the city's East Oak Lane section. He was left a paraplegic and eventually died last month. Barnes, who served a 10- to 20-year attempted murder sentence, has been living in a halfway house and working at a supermarket. Several people who know Barnes said he has tried to atone by talking publicly about his regret and the lives he ruined. But Rosalyn Harrison, Barclay's sister, said Barnes should serve time for murder. She said her brother suffered for decades from problems related to the shooting, including pneumonia, bedsores and recurrent infections. Barclay never expressed bitterness about his fate and only mentioned his shooter once, she said. Homicide detectives said Barnes was in custody. It was unclear whether he had an attorney. Isn't this a bit of double jeopardy. I don't want to sympathize with someone who shot a police officer, but the man served time for attempted murder. Is it right that he's now being charged with murder in the same case?