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Old 12-08-2012   #17
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Default Re: Cowboys .. NT Manslaughter

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Originally Posted by infantrycak View Post
Texas has a single recklessness standard but in practice things are differentiated and intoxication will be key to both a conviction and sentencing.

The sentencing varies wildly from around 2-20 years.

As anyone knows who has received a speeding ticket - speeding is not ordinarily considered reckless driving for which there is a separate misdemeanor offense and by analogy recklessness for manslaughter.

If they can't prove intoxication their chances of prosecution plummet and even if successful the sentence will be much lighter.

Has anyone seen a report of what kind of vehicle was involved?
Thanks for the post

I'm sure it was a Yugo!
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