don't send me back to Philly a murderess

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Loudon has to make sure Nikki gets on the bus to Philadelphia. But she's going to "clear her name" first (she is considered a murderer). She tells him:
-- Don't send me back to Philly a murderess.
Who's That Girl, movie

Shouldn't it be "as a murderess"? Thanks.
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    No, the construction is common without "as."

    They returned home national champions.
    He emerged from the relationship an embittered man.
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