Texas Makes It Legal to Shoot Prostitutes
Texas has officially made it legal to shoot a hooker, but only if she will not have sex with you – kind of.
Earlier this week, Ezekiel Gilbert was found not guilty on murder charges, which stemmed from an incident in 2009 involving a frigid Craigslist escort, $150 and a loaded firearm. The jury found that Gilbert should be acquitted of the charges since he was justified in shooting the woman because she wouldn’t have sex with him.
Incidentally, Gilbert never denied shooting the prostitute; in fact, he openly admitted to it. However, he says that it wasn’t until the woman accepted his $150 and then left his home without servicing him that he tracked her down and put a bullet through her neck, which ultimately ended up killing her months later.
The defense argued that Gilbert never had any intention of killing the escort, and what he did was well within the scope of the law, since he was under the impression that he was paying for sex. In the state of Texas, it is acceptable “to use deadly force to recover property during a nighttime theft.”
Reports indicate that the 30-year-old could have faced life in prison if he would have been convicted. Strangely, this case may have not gone in his favor had he opted to shoot the hooker in broad daylight.