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Old 01-06-05, 04:56 PM
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More Texas Justice: 4 months for killing wife, 15 years for wounding her boyfriend

I feel like this is a terribly written article and it leaves me with more questions than answers, but it has the potential for being interesting:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/01/06/je....ap/index.html
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My favorite part:
Jurors said they recommended probation because they didn't think Watkins could be rehabilitated in prison.
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For years, it was explained to me as the "act of passion" defense. You catch your spouse in bed with someone else and kill them; jurors seemed to appreciate that as part of the "normal" human response. The same holds true for the "guy needed killin'" defense. I've seen the defense employed in other states too but in Texas, it makes the headlines nationally (go figure).

For me, it's just another reason to avoid the trappings of marriage and all the possessiveness that goes with it.
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Hmmm, men should be worth closer to a 10 to 1 ratio. She must have really been a bitch.

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We need a title change, the 15 years wasn't for killing the man, it was for wounding him.

So he was sentenced for 4 months for killing his wife, and 15 years for wounding (but not killing) her boyfriend.
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Originally Posted by Heat
We need a title change, the 15 years wasn't for killing the man, it was for wounding him.

So he was sentenced for 4 months for killing his wife, and 15 years for wounding (but not killing) her boyfriend.
Good catch. Boy, the OP clearly can't read worth shit.
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Good catch. Boy, the OP clearly can't read worth shit.
HEY! No personal attacks!
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I can really empathize with their son.
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Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls
I can really empathize with their son.
Alright, I'll bite: what happened?
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well, maybe she provoked him?

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