Thursday, June 6, 2013

Whoa!: Man Acquitted of Murdering An Escort That Tried To Take His Money Without Rendering Services

How insane are Texas laws that a man is let off the hook for the death of a woman, which he caused by shooting her?!!

A Texas jury acquitted a man of murder after he argued that he didn't intend to kill an escort whom he offered $150 for sex.
Ezekiel Gilbert, 30, faced life in prison after he shot Craigslist escort Lenora Ivie Frago, 23, in the neck on Christmas Eve 2009. She was paralyzed, and died seven months later from complications, according to theSan Antonio Express-News.
A Bexar County jury on Wednesday acquitted him because of a Texas law that allows people to use deadly force to recover property during a nighttime theft.
Gilbert argued that he met Frago on Craigslist and paid her $150 for sex, but she left without having sex and gave the money to her driver.
Prosecutors argued that the Texas law was put in place for "law-abiding" citizens, not people trying to force others into prostitution. But Gilbert's defense team contended that he was justified because the "prostitution" was really a scam to steal his money, and didn't intend to kill Frago, according to the Associated Press.
I mean... Is the Texas government living by street laws now?  Unless he was in fear of his life, I don't think that his use of a gun fits the bill for the given situation.  I don't think law enforcement and the judicial system in his area should think it is either.

Obviously, the chick had someone else with her (most likely a man), as her "driver", but nowhere does it say anyone threatened him or approached him or nothing.  A judicial system shouldn't let him get away with that.

...Now, the system of the streets might say she tried to beat him and ended up getting her life ended and that's what it is, but the system of the law with that train of thought?...  Don't seem right.

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