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Posts tagged "Violent Crimes"

Texas man charged with murder of ex-wife

A 44-year-old Texas man is facing charges of first-degree murder after his ex-wife's body was discovered. The 37-year-old woman disappeared as Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, and her body was found in Chambers County. She was last seen on Aug. 25 in her boyfriend's living room. She left to go pick up her children from her ex-husband with whom she shared custody. Her family became alarmed when after she sent some text messages, they did not hear from her again.

Woman convicted of stabbing husband gets 27 years in prison

On Aug. 24, a Texas woman who was convicted for stabbing her husband and then staging a home invasion was sentenced to 27 years in prison. Throughout the trial and the sentencing, the woman's attorney continued to maintain her innocence. The husband was reportedly found stabbed to death while the woman, the man's wife, was found tied up in a closet the next day.

Complying with requirements of protective orders crucial

If someone has accused you of violence or making threats of violence, the courts may issue a protective order against you. This order does not mean you are guilty of a criminal offense, but it is crucial that you take the order and its restrictions seriously.

Possible defenses to assault charges

Violent or near-violent encounters between two people typically result in at least two very different stories about what happened. In many cases, people tend to believe that the bigger and stronger person, or the person with a more spotted reputation, is the aggressor, though that is certainly not always the case.

U.S. prison population sees slight decrease over the last year

The Unites States often considers itself a leader among nations. Unfortunately, in the area of prison population, the U.S. takes the lead for all the wrong reasons. However, this huge prison population -- attributable in large part to the imprisonment of non-violent drug offenders -- actually saw a small but substantial decline over the last year.

U.S. prison population sees slight decrease over the last year

The Unites States often considers itself a leader among nations. Unfortunately, in the area of prison population, the U.S. takes the lead for all the wrong reasons. However, this huge prison population -- attributable in large part to the imprisonment of non-violent drug offenders -- actually saw a small but substantial decline over the last year.