But when women defend themselves from abusive men, District Attorneys don’t like that. Even in Texas, apparently. Murder charge dismissed in Robert Lee shooting.
A Coke County woman has been cleared of a 2018 murder charge in the shooting death of her husband.
The court determined her claim of self-defense couldn’t be disproved by the prosecution, according to court records.
She was attacked 3 times in one day. She broke away the third time, and got a firearm, and defended herself. But apparently the DA thought she fired too many times, or something.
During the third “assaultive episode” of the evening, she broke free from his grip, fled to the bedroom and retrieved a firearm. He approached her in a threatening manner and she started shooting, according to the state’s motion.
A witness who entered the kitchen after the shooting verified that Jasmine Moreno was in a cornered position, according to the state’s motion.
And apparently the fact that she used a single action revolver, and had to “cock the hammer for each shot” was also an issue in the DA’s eyes. Oh, there was a grand jury, but the DA runs those. (So semiautomatic pistols are a problem, and now single action revolvers are a problem?)
And the media, even in Texas, is completely opposed to self-defense. At least this source seems to be.
In the meantime, at least for now, self-defense is a human-right. And it may be your legal-right in Texas.