In Sept. 2015, a woman was traveling as a passenger in a car that was rear ended by another vehicle. Sadly, she died three days later from injuries that the examiner's office said were due to blunt force trauma in the Texas accident. The 29-year-old driver who was deemed responsible was charged with DWI-felony repetition. Since then, a murder charge has been issued against him.
The man had been released from jail on bond. After the woman died, a murder warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested on a recent Monday and charged the following day. A bond of $150,000 was set. He is slated to appear at a hearing on Nov. 18.
The same man is said to have been previously sentenced to prison for six years under felony conviction. He was released a few years later on supervision. The felony conviction reportedly involved injury to an elderly person.
Obviously, a murder charge is very serious and has the potential to result in long-lasting negative effects on one's personal and professional life. It does not, however, negate the fact that every accused individual has the right to obtain legal help when preparing to stand trial and is presumed innocent unless and until proved guilty in court. An experienced criminal lawyer in Texas is able to investigate the situation and fight to protect one's rights throughout the legal process. The attorney is also able to advocate on one's behalf in court in order to present a strong defense and seek a favorable result.
Source: star-telegram.com, "Fort Worth police arrest DWI murder suspect", Ryan Osborne, Nov. 3, 2015