The Campaign For DA

9.19.2017

This Is A Trial Made For Texas Monthly

I know very little about this McKinney murder case but this reporter's Twitter feed got my attention. The case seems beyond interesting -- especially, from a legal standpoint, when I learned there is an agreement to cap the sentence at 50 years in exchange for the Defendant telling authorities where the body was. (The max otherwise would be Life.) I guess that can be done by agreement and with the judge's approval, but I've never heard of it. And the prosecutors bringing it up in front of the jury, unless I'm missing something, puts them on shaky ground.



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that is odd. I can see them mentioning it for a snitch, but the defendant? Seems like they should have left it at a standard bracket or over/under deal like a civil case, where if it comes back higher, they JNOV it lower.

But who knows.

Rage

Anonymous said...

Sure glad my future isn't in the hands of twelve people not smart enough to get out of jury duty.

Anonymous said...

Rage, Stay Woke!! And keep them fries comin....

Anonymous said...

Death through misadventure? Having sex in the shower and she fell, twice, according to him? Reminds me of the thirty year old Preppie Killer case where Robert Chambers claimed he accidentally killed Jennifer Levin in Central Park during supposed rough sex. He was convicted, but received a sentence of only five to fifteen, which he served the maximum. He was released and the arrested on a new charge of selling cocaine. He is in prison now on that conviction until 2024 at the earliest possible release. There was also a TV movie about the murder starring Lara Flynn Boyle and William Baldwin.

DF Long Memory

Anonymous said...

MSU player passed away.

Anonymous said...

You know 3:45, compared to Rage you're what we commonly refer to as a Mental Pigmy, which is probably over your head to comprehend.

Baylor Too said...

Jury just found the defendant guilty of murder.

Michael Kenyon said...

Found guilty of murder. I am not sure the state proved it but that is the verdict. I would have gone with manslaughter or criminal negligence. I thought they definitely proved that but not murder. Based on feelings alone, I think he was guilty as hell but the state did not prove it.

Baylor Too said...

They agreed to a sentence of 50 years, but he did not waive his right to appeal.

I agree that the State didn't appear to prove their case. At least from the information gathered from that reporter.