TX - Linda Vu, 24, & Charlotte Ellis, 69, murdered, Houston, Jan-Feb 2015

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  1. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.khou.com/story/news/crim...g-of-northwest-harris-county-mother/22584931/

    His bail was set at $50,000.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...er-arrested-double-shooting-article-1.2114827

     
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  3. LietKynes

    LietKynes Well-Known Member

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    If someone murders another person they should never be let free. Imo they have relinquished their rights to walk among the rest of us. :(
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    Rest gently, Linda and Charlotte.
     
  4. wendybtn

    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    Who gets out on bond in a homicide case? Come on, Texas! Get a grip!
     
  5. colette

    colette Active Member

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    They say that since he had no previous record he could bond out. He murdered the girlfriend in front of the children and left them there with their dead mother ( who was stabbed 7 times). He then takes her cell phone and car and runs off. I think all is enough for no bail. I guess you get one free murder there, no matter the facts of the murder.
     
  6. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    Why did they even CONSIDER giving him bail???
     
  7. bgbonzo

    bgbonzo New Member

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    I think the Constitutional guarantee of due process means the government can't incarcerate someone without first convicting them in a trial (or receiving a voluntary guilty plea) unless public safety or the interests of justice require it.

    Obviously in retrospect the court erred but the bar against arbitrary detention is why it's so common for defendants to be offered bail. I think you see it even in serial killer type cases where they just set it impossibly high to avoid possible appeals, I guess.

    Not sure about all this, maybe someone who has researched it can explain.
     
  8. wendybtn

    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    bgbonzo: I think your explanation is fine, but it shows the world of difference between theory and the real world that most of us live in.
     
  9. CaseyLucas

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    According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office jail inquiry website, Dante Thomas is in jail without bond (booked 2/13/15), facing two charges of murder and one charge of aggravated assault of a family member.

    His next court date is currently set for 03/16/2015.
     
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    Rayemonde New Member

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    Feb 2015:

    http://m.nydailynews.com/news/natio...er-arrested-double-shooting-article-1.2114827
     

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