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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2018, 06:45 AM

57. Manslaughter is where it will stay, Murder under Texas law would be a stretch

 

Unless there are things we donít know.

Looking at the Texas law it appears that a conviction of murder requires prior intent, that she went there with intent to harm someone.

Manslaughter is the appropriate charge under Texas law. She was reckless in her conduct and as a result caused the death of another, but did not go there to intentionally cause harm.

If they try for murder there is a strong chance it will be too much and they wonít get a jury to convict, as it will require convincing them that her intent was to harm another. If they try for manslaughter than they have a near certain conviction.

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