CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

Man Avoids Murder Charge Due To Legal Loophole

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

dl image Man Avoids Murder Charge Due To Legal LoopholeClick To Win A Disney World Vacation

jacks music match up 1982 Man Avoids Murder Charge Due To Legal LoopholePick The Best Song From 1982

grand in your hand11 Man Avoids Murder Charge Due To Legal LoopholeWin A Grand In Your Hand

155742164 Man Avoids Murder Charge Due To Legal LoopholePick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

(credit: Dallas County Jail)

(credit: Dallas County Jail)

DALLAS (AP) – Six days after Sharone Sylvester Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend, authorities received word that she had died. They had him arrested and wanted to try him for murder.

But they ended up letting Brown go due to rules concerning “double jeopardy.”

Police and prosecutors are lamenting the oversight that allowed Brown’s case to fall into a legal loophole: Since he had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault after the death of Sherry Whitacre, he couldn’t be tried on a more serious charge for the same crime.

They tell The Dallas Morning News that they didn’t know until April 30 that Whitacre had died on April 17. Brown pleaded to the misdemeanor on April 24 and got 60 days in jail, of which he served 20.

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES

———————————————