Didn't see a thread on this. With the talk about Stand your Ground, guns, etc. at the moment in the other thread, thought it'd be good to post this lesser talked about story from about a month ago.
Jury acquits escort shooter - San Antonio Express-News
He didn't kill her, but she was paralyzed according to the article (then later died). Why does the above make it justified (in Texas)? Because Texas law says, basically, you can kill someone to recover property during a theft at night. Apparently that includes illegal acts.A Bexar County jury on Wednesday acquitted Ezekiel Gilbert of murder in the death of a 23-year-old Craigslist escort.
During closing arguments Tuesday, Gilbert's defense team conceded the shooting did occur but said the intent wasn't to kill. Gilbert's actions were justified, they argued, because he was trying to retrieve stolen property: the $150 he paid Frago. It became theft when she refused to have sex with him or give the money back, they said.