In Texas, there are a large number of murders committed every year. Every
year, the State of Texas commits a substantial portion of money to the
prosecution of those charged with murder. As Texas leads the nation in
the number of executions each year, Texas expends substantial sums of
money to the prosecution of those that commit capital murder.
In order to be convicted of capital murder, a person has to commit murder
in the course of a commission of a felony (aggravated robery, such as
a gas station
robbery) or several other enumerated offenses. Also, if a person kills certain,
protected individuals, such as a police officer or firefighter. In past,
another class of individuals was included in this group--those that were
under the age of six years old. With Senate Bill 377, the age has expanded
to the age of ten years old.
Thus, if a person commits the offense of murder on a person that is under
the age of ten years old then that person will face capital murder charges
and be subject to the death penalty. If you have been charged with a
aggravated robbery, or
Plano criminal defense lawyer today.