Which US Vice President was charged with murder while still in office?
Aaron Burr was serving as the Vice President under Thomas Jefferson. He participated in a duel with Alexander Hamilton and fatally shot his opponent. As Alexander Hamilton was an eminent person, the nation was shocked by his sudden death. Burr was charged with murder and returned to the capital to finish his vice presidential term immune from prosecution. All charges against Burr were dropped, but his career as a politician ended after the illegal duel.