TEXAS: Man who kills escort who refuses sex is Aquitted

16 Jul

It was Christmas eve, when Ezekiel Gilbert shot lenora Ivie Frago in the neck.  Why? Gilbert had hired Ms. Frago as a prostitue/escort and paid her $150.00 for sexual acts.  What went wrong? Ms. Frago refused to perform the sexual acts requested and refused to return the money.  Although this is only the story as told by Mr. Gilbert. 

The Defense asserted that Ms. Frago refused the sexual acts and refused the return of the money as the main theme of the case.  Why?? Well this case took place in Texas, and as many are aware Texas is an entirely different world when it comes to their laws.  By asserting that the money was not returned and the sexual acts not performed, the defense was able to assert that Mr. Gilbert was “defending his stolen property (the $150.00)”

Under Texas law, an individual is authorized to use deadly force to “retrieve stolen property at night,” and Gilbert’s lawyers cited that provision as justification for Gilbert’s action.  The end result: an acquittal.    

Why the story does not add up:  In a police interview played for jurors, Gilbert “never mentioned anything about theft,” a detective told the San Antonio Express-News. Frago, who was 21, was critically injured and died several months later.

Gilbert hired Frago from a Craigslist ad.  

 

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