NOTGUILTY TX - Lenora Frago, 23, fatally shot, San Antonio, 24 Dec 2009

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Texas Says It's OK to Shoot an Escort If She Won't Have Sex With You (Gawker)
    more at the links
    Jury acquits escort shooter (San Antonio Express-News)
     
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  3. Gardenlady

    Gardenlady Active Member

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    Good grief. Wrong in so many ways... :banghead:
     
  4. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    Wow!!!
     
  5. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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  6. Tonya421

    Tonya421 New Member

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    I'm ashamed & furious that this happened in my state
     
  7. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    What can I say? The mind boggles.
     
  8. Confusion

    Confusion Creative Spelling Expert

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    How much would he have to pay for a dinner before that defense kicks in? :facepalm:
     
  9. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Well they just opened season on prostitutes down there didn't they? Now every man who kills a prostitute will be claiming that he was just trying to recover his money.

    What happens when this guy kills another prostitute trying to "recover his money?" Call him a serial killer or say he was justified?
     
  10. Ausgirl

    Ausgirl Enough Is Enough!

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    This is absolutely disgusting.

    Shame on you, Texas!
     
  11. numnut

    numnut New Member

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    Hmmmm...I'm really on the fence with this one.
     
  12. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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  13. Tugela

    Tugela Active Member

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    This is a blatant miscarriage of justice.

    In the US prostitution is illegal, but escorting is not. An escort sells her time only, sex is not included, which makes her activities legal. To get around the law prostitutes will advertise services as escorts, and then perform sex as a consenting adult for no charge. They are not actually paid for the sex, and in that way they skirt the law.

    In other words this woman was doing nothing wrong and did nothing wrong. Basically this guy assumed she was going to have sex with him, when in fact he was only buying her company for a period. Then, when she would not have sex with him, he attempted to recover the fee at gun point and shot her when she fled. So he was the one attempting theft, not her.

    This incident was simple murder. It should have been an open and shut case.
     
  14. Cappuccino

    Cappuccino Well-Known Member

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    This is what you end up with when you legalise deadly force over property. Deadly force should only be legal in defense of someone's life, not in defense of $150.
     
  15. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/ei...quittal-proves-the-lunacy-of-texas-s-gun-laws
     
  16. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

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    I didn't know about this and sure won't be going around any homes at night. What about the daytime? I really do not like living here and would love to move far far away. This is the first time ever hearing of this type murder.
     
  17. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    I find this so outrageous. What about a man buying a woman present, expecting sex, not getting it and killing this woman in retaliation? Would tx juries consider that kind of murder justified too?
     
  18. Tugela

    Tugela Active Member

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    I dug around various escort sites to see how they phrase their services. Typically it reads something like this (No link, since that would likely offend some people):

    The reason for that wording is to make it clear that the fee is for the escorts time (legal), and not for prostitution (not legal). When these girls go to visit clients it is assumed it is for sex, but that is not what they are being paid for.

    In other words this girl did NOT steal his money, and he had no right to demand it back.

    I think either this was not properly explained to the jury, or they were simply prejudiced and followed emotion rather than the law.

    Either way, justice was not done.
     
  19. manzana

    manzana Inactive

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    I beg to differ, that is exactly what they are being paid for, at least in the minds of most men and also that of many escorts.....What you are quoting is just legal justification to get around prostitution laws.


    Regardless, those indulging in activities, street. CL, BP or YP, there are a lot of shady things, robbing tricks, drugs etc. So what if he didn't get his rocks off, he should be doing time, obviously intelligence is not a requirement to serve on a jury.
     
  20. Tugela

    Tugela Active Member

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    The point is, legally he had no right to shoot her, she was operating in accord with the law. There was no theft on her part. There was an attempted theft on his part (attempting to recover money for services rendered by force of arms).

    So it should have been a guilty verdict for felony murder.
     
  21. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    ITA. What the **** were these jurors thinking?
     

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