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#1
Under Texas law, an individual is authorized to use deadly force to "retrieve stolen property at night," and Gilbert’s lawyers cited that provision as justification for Gilbert’s action, reasoning that Frago had stolen $150 from him by taking his money without delivering sex.



http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/06/06/2117161/jury-acquits-texas-man-for-murder-of-escort-who-refused-sex/


So, this guy apparently paid an escort for sex. She didn't provide the sex. He shot and killed her. He got away with it because of what I quoted above.


Texas! Woo!
#3
He was only putting an end to her suffering


we should applaud the man!
It's over simplified, So what!

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#4
I imagine that was originally put forth for farmers and such to be able to shoot people sneaking into their farms at night.

Needless to say, were that the case, the law is probably not necessary anymore.
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#5
I can understand a few instances where the law makes sense, but for a jury/judge to agree with it in this case is just insane.
#6
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and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#7
...

My sadness is no longer relevant
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#11
Thats pretty strange since prostitution is illegal in the states. Any money he paid for that illict activity would've meant he wasn't protected by that law since his money was used unlawfully.
#12
I want to know why he was allowed to kill her

Clearly the law states he's only allowed to reclaim what was unlawfully held/taken from him, which in this case was sex.

He should have only been allowed to rape her
It's over simplified, So what!

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#13
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Thats pretty strange since prostitution is illegal in the states. Any money he paid for that illict activity would've meant he wasn't protected by that law since his money was used unlawfully.

That's what I was thinking. Aren't contracts regarding illegal goods void and non-enforceable anyway? That's like saying "I killed my drug dealer for ripping me off"
#14
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Thats pretty strange since prostitution is illegal in the states. Any money he paid for that illict activity would've meant he wasn't protected by that law since his money was used unlawfully.


I know that some parts of Nevada (but not Vegas, as far as I know) actually permit prostitution.

It's not illegal in ALL the states.
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#16
All my exes live in texas
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Why? He was a good lawyer.

I misread the post I was replying to, should have said that this was the lawyer for the guy wot dunnit.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
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#19
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Did they take cheques to have rough sex?

No, but it'd probably make a better song.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#20
Do they take money orders?
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#21
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Do they take money orders?


I was thinking more in the realms of IOUs
It's over simplified, So what!

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#24
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All me exes live in texas.

One of only a handful of great country tunes IMO.


I'm gonna call bs on this story. If it were true there would be a mass immigration of pimps to Texas because of the precedent it would set.
#26
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I want to know why he was allowed to kill her

Clearly the law states he's only allowed to reclaim what was unlawfully held/taken from him, which in this case was sex.

He should have only been allowed to rape her


maybe he tried to rape her unsuccessfully then resorted to deadly force
#27
Quote by sideslick
I know that some parts of Nevada (but not Vegas, as far as I know) actually permit prostitution.

It's not illegal in ALL the states.


I was referring to street prostitution. In this case he was with an escort which would still be illegal even in Nevada as it wasn't in a licensed premise/brothel.

Either way this is in Texas so they were engaging in illegal activity. His defence should be negated due to this fact.
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#28
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Either way this is in Texas so they were engaging in illegal activity. His defense should be negated due to this fact.

I think the jury ignored this fact, which is inexcusable.
#29
Yup, pretty ridiculous.
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#30
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maybe he tried to rape her unsuccessfully then resorted to deadly force

that's a pretty unnerving sentence to follow that emoticon
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#33
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All me exes live in texas

and thats why hang my hat

in tennesseeeee
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#34
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don't think nobody saw that, hydra

imma pretend like this was in a thick southern accent and that double negative was a positive commending my efforts
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#35
That's why I'm pro-making Texas its own country.
Tomorrow will take us away
Far from home
No one will ever know our names
But the bards' songs will remain
Tomorrow will take it away
The fear of today
It will be gone
Due to our magic songs

ALL HAIL CELESTIA
#37
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#38
It is illegal to not own a gun in Texas. Hospitals give babies guns the day after they're born and they learn to shoot within the first month.
#39
If it wasn't for it's oil fields would be nothing but a load of inbred dirt farmers.

Oil is the only thing that makes them useful.
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