In another thread one of the posters gave a link to a summary of the Texas DP. For me it was enlightening / suprising to come accross the following:
A capital felony is one in which an individual "intentionally or knowingly causes the death of an individual," under special circumstances. In particular, the:
murder of a public safety officer or firefighter in the line of duty murder during the commission of specified felonies (kidnapping, burglary, robbery, aggravated rape, arson) murder for remuneration multiple murders murder during prison escape murder of a correctional officer murder of a judge murder by a state prison inmate who is serving a life sentence for any of five offenses; [or] murder of an individual under six years of age.
If I have read that correctly then "plain old murder" is not punished with the Dp. Have I understood this correctly? eg a gang shootout (only killing one person), an arguement which ends up with someone being killed, domestic violence etc none of which carry, by law the death penalty?
I must be missing something here?
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Post by shikibufan on Feb 19, 2009 13:05:11 GMT -5
all 1st degree murders in TX are potentially subject to dp. but those circumstances are not only potentially sealing the fate, but they can make 2nd degree murders subject, too. Like if you had a domestic abuse murder, and (one of) the victim(s) turned out to be a young child, then you can seek the dp.
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