A man was acquitted yesterday of murder in the death of 23-year-old Lenora Ivie Frago. Frago succumbed to her injuries seven months after the shooting.
The defendant claimed a meeting was arranged through Craigslist for an escort service where sex was included. He then claimed he paid the victim $150 and she left after 20 minutes (without providing a sexual service) saying she was going to give money to her driver.
Texas law says a person legally may use deadly force if they reasonably believe it is necessary and the only way to prevent a serious crime (such as theft) or to prevent a person from fleeing with stolen property at night.
The defense made the argument that the defendant was attempting to retrieve his stolen property ($150) when the shooting occurred, and he had no intention of killing the victim.
I think we all agree this shouldn’t have happened.
Do you think this Texas law is helpful in protecting people and property?
Also, keeping this law in mind, do you think this man should have been acquitted?