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  •  wilderness voice - really? (1+ / 0-)
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    Pi Li

    First, handguns are accurate only for very short distances unless they are being fired by an expert who spends lots of time at the range.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 01:05:58 PM PDT

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    •  Apparently it was an assault rifle (1+ / 0-)
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      But your point is well taken...the car was speeding away, and I imagine in his agitated state this genius wasn't exactly the best shot.

      Black Holes Suck.

      by Pi Li on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 01:19:06 PM PDT

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    •  let's put it this way (1+ / 0-)
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      Are you prepared to believe the uncorroborated testimony of a  defendant on trial for murder?  

      As I mentioned above, not the first time I have heard a freak "ricochet" did it.

      Never mind that he had already handed over the money voluntarily, so this wasn't theft at all, but fraud, if she had agreed to have sex.

      •  Prostitution is illegal in TX; no 'fraud'. (1+ / 0-)
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        Agreed, I don't believe Ezekiel Gilbert's story, that he wanted to shoot out the tires so he could call the police. (Wtf? Just write down their license plate #, there's absolutely no need shoot an assault rifle at them.)

        Btw, one cannot be legally held to a contract (verbal or written) that requires illegal behavior. Assuming prostitution is illegal in Texas, she cannot be required to 'deliver'.

        Her ad on CL presumably said "escort". If he wants sex, that's his risk that as a consensual adult she may say "No", even after taking his money.

        If she says "no" and he makes a physical effort or threat to have sex with her, that's attempted rape.

        If he shoots her as she's leaving, and she dies from the wound, that's murder (even if it took 7 painful months with her paralyzed and on a respirator, fighting for her life).

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