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Was the jury wrong in the Texas case where the man shot an escort and was found not guilty?


According to a Texas jury it is perfectly legal to kill an escort for not having sex with you. Nevermind that prostitution is illegal. Texas law allows people to use deadly force to recover property during nighttime theft. In this case, a man contacted an escort on Craigslist and paid her $150. When she refused to have sex with him he shot her in the neck. She was paralyzed and died a few months later. Insult to injury, the man was not charged with hiring a prostitute. Do you think this jury was right? Her life wasn't worth more than $150? Neck shot = no intent to kill?

 

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    Not in this case because sex was not contractual and it's illegal. She was an escort not a prostitute. Yes many escorts do cross the line, but many do not. He murdered her plain and simple in my opinion.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    she had no weapon, he shot her in the neck and she suffered for six months before she died and he got away with it. because he alleges she "stole" the money be not having sex. Escorts are not prostitutes, he assumed sex, it was not promised.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    Sometimes juries are wrong - and it is an outrage to assume you can kill someone for $150 and be justified. Her life was not worth more than that because of her profession?


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