Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
CRIMINAL: 55 year old gets 12 years in prison for defending himself and a woman against a boxer half his age
Chambliss' actions seem like a clear-cut case of self-defense or defense of others. A boxer, half Chambliss' age, attacked a woman and then shoved Chambliss around. Clearly Chambliss met this vicious and potentially lethal attack with at least equal force. I would like to think that a jury would have exonerated him. I think Judge Barker could have given him a much lighter sentence--such as probation.
Men should respect their elders and not hit woman, especially when their own hands could be considered deadly weapons. I'm confused that Chambliss gave in so easily and plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter. He was evidently afraid of trial and perhaps afraid of juries.
Did the boxer deserve to die? No. Does Chambliss deserve this severe of a punishment for standing up for a woman and himself against a guy half his age that could have torn him apart? No.
I hate what this story means. It means that an elderly person can be charged with murder or manslaughter for using a knife on a young person who is the primary aggressor.
But...if you are a police officer and you shoot and kill a handcuffed teen-aged suspect in the back or you shoot and kill a woman holding a pocket knife while on her knees with her children nearby...you don't even get charged with anything!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
This is a cautionary tale to aid parents in teaching their children about danger.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
There is no Statute of Limitations for murder. In 2007 a Nevada jury convicted a step mother of killing her three-year-old step son 32 years before. Following the conviction, the step-mother, Wyman, appealed to the Supreme Court. One of her arguments, was that 32 years was too long of a delay to charge her with murder. She argued that the delay was intended by the State to gain a tactical advantage over her and that it prejudiced her.
The State had new evidence to charge her, which they did not have when the murder occurred. You see, Wyman’s own daughter, Dunn, grew up and had emotional scars because she witnessed the murder. As a young girl, she saw Wyman kick her three-year old step-brother to death and then later claim that the child fell off a chair. Dunn just never said anything until she started counseling for psychological issues. As a result, Dunn’s memory was enough to charge and then convict Wyman.
The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that Wyman did not prove that she was prejudiced by the delay. Therefore, the murder conviction is upheld. There is more to the decision, which you may read for yourself at: http://www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/advanced-opinions/523-wyman-v-state.html
Copyright: October 8, 2009
By: Anthony M. Wright, Esq.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Please note that if you are partnered for more than five years, the standard Nevada divorce laws are to apply. Pre-domestic partnership agreements are recommended for this reason.
PERSONAL INJURY: Nevada Casinos are not Responsible for Drunk Kids who get in Accidents after being Kicked off Casino Property
Copyright October 3, 2009
By: Anthony M. Wright, JD
Friday, October 2, 2009
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