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Two wrongs don't make a right

There are numerous reasons why someone might commit a murder. Maybe they feel they were driven to it; maybe it was an unintentional result of a punishment in a game. Perhaps the victim incited so much rage in another person that the person temporarily lost his or her grip on sanity and lashed out. Perhaps the aggressor has no recollection of the event. Whatever the reason, the act of taking another's life is illegal and will have consequences if you are found guilty of doing so.

By the same token, a single act resulting in a death may not be viewed as something that is likely to ever occur again. If that is not a far-out supposition, there may be an arguing point there for the convicted person's chance at an eventual return to freedom.

Two men who pleaded not guilty to the charges of the murder and kidnapping of a couple from Baton Rouge are reportedly no longer at risk of facing the death penalty. While the evidence appears stacked against them, it was the victims' family that allegedly requested the death penalty not be pursued. While both men are reportedly beingĀ charged with murder, it appears one man had a heavier hand in the ordeal and that might be a point worth making for the defense of the other.

If you are facing charges as serious as murder, you need to build a strong defense immediately. By procuring a worthy Louisiana criminal defense attorney you may have the best shot at reducing your charges or your sentence.

Source: WBRZ.com, "Death penalty won't be pursued in murder of BR couple," Brock Sues, June 24, 2016

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