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Old Yesterday, 20:34
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The way Texas law is written, Homicide is in the game. Of course you *could* charge anything less, but Murder includes an element or two, that apply here.

https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/D.../htm/PE.19.htm

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Sec. 19.02. MURDER. (a) In this section:

(1) "Adequate cause" means cause that would commonly produce a degree of anger, rage, resentment, or terror in a person of ordinary temper, sufficient to render the mind incapable of cool reflection.

(2) "Sudden passion" means passion directly caused by and arising out of provocation by the individual killed or another acting with the person killed which passion arises at the time of the offense and is not solely the result of former provocation.

(b) A person commits an offense if he:

(1) intentionally or knowingly causes the death of an individual;

(2) intends to cause serious bodily injury and commits an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of an individual; or

(3) commits or attempts to commit a felony, other than manslaughter, and in the course of and in furtherance of the commission or attempt, or in immediate flight from the commission or attempt, he commits or attempts to commit an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of an individual.

(c) Except as provided by Subsection (d), an offense under this section is a felony of the first degree.

(d) At the punishment stage of a trial, the defendant may raise the issue as to whether he caused the death under the immediate influence of sudden passion arising from an adequate cause. If the defendant proves the issue in the affirmative by a preponderance of the evidence, the offense is a felony of the second degree.
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Old Yesterday, 22:45
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Cry me a river. LMAO.

I love you fucking LEO's. Really. Cmon, guys and gals. Theres fucked up folks in every profession. No one is picking here.

For Christ sakes. Just knock on the fucking door with your finger off the trigger and be prepared for anything.

Its a dangerous job. If you're that spooked you probably shouldn't do it. And for the the love of God, quit justifying the unjustifiable.

People have rights.
Agreed. Couldn’t add to this even if I tried.
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Old Yesterday, 23:37
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Ms. Jefferson was holding the gun when the former officer shot her, according to her nephew. She'd armed herself because she'd heard noises outside.

Star-Telegram reports too that the former officer has not yet given a statement. There's a copy of the arrest affidavit in the linked article.
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