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    Why Is This Woman Free?

    Yesterday, after serving 15 years of a 20 year sentence, Clara Harris walked out of prison. She was convicted of the 2002 murder of her husband, David, following her caught-on-cctv attack in which she drove her Mercedes over her husband's body three times with her stepdaughter in her car.

    Why isn't this Texas woman doing LWOP? Because she was rich?

    Your thoughts?

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    15 out of 20 is almost a full sentence. Most people don't even get 8 years for murder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Yesterday, after serving 15 years of a 20 year sentence, Clara Harris walked out of prison. She was convicted of the 2002 murder of her husband, David, following her caught-on-cctv attack in which she drove her Mercedes over her husband's body three times with her stepdaughter in her car.

    Why isn't this Texas woman doing LWOP? Because she was rich?

    Your thoughts?
    Saw that trial on CourtTV. She was obviously guilty, the defense was so weak I don't even remember it. But the husband IIRC was a prick who was having an affair with his secretary or something.

    Why should she get LWOP? Shouldn't that be reserved for mass murderers and child fuckers? She didn't plot to kill him, it was a crime of passion.


    Clara Harris was found guilty of murdering her husband and on February 14, 2003, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined $10,000. Twenty years is the maximum sentence allowed by the jury's "sudden passion" finding and would have been the minimum without a finding of "sudden passion." Ironically, Valentine's Day would have been Clara and David Harris' eleventh wedding anniversary.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murd...id_Lynn_Harris

    Till recently a lot of states wouldn't even prosecute a murder where a cheating spouse was the victim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Saw that trial on CourtTV. She was obviously guilty, the defense was so weak I don't even remember it. But the husband IIRC was a prick who was having an affair with his secretary or something.

    Why should she get LWOP? Shouldn't that be reserved for mass murderers and child fuckers? She didn't plot to kill him, it was a crime of passion.



    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murd...id_Lynn_Harris

    Till recently a lot of states wouldn't even prosecute a murder where a cheating spouse was the victim.
    Because she was white and rich, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Yesterday, after serving 15 years of a 20 year sentence, Clara Harris walked out of prison. She was convicted of the 2002 murder of her husband, David, following her caught-on-cctv attack in which she drove her Mercedes over her husband's body three times with her stepdaughter in her car.

    Why isn't this Texas woman doing LWOP? Because she was rich?

    Your thoughts?
    She only ran him over three times after finding out he was cheating on her with his secretary? She had a lot of restraint.
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    15 years ?
    That's a long time, a very long time to reflect.
    Normally, a person loses everything they owned.
    I think she may agree today, a lighter outlook goes far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    Because she was white and rich, of course.
    "White"? She's an immigrant from Columbia. I guess she could still be called white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    She only ran him over three times after finding out he was cheating on her with his secretary? She had a lot of restraint.
    Why is a domestic violence homicide "just a misdemeanor murder" if the victim is the husband?

    The cure for infidelity is divorce, not homicide.

    She should have gotten 15 years for the horror she visited on her stepdaughter, who was in the car as she killed that girl's father. 50 years for murder, at least.

    IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Yesterday, after serving 15 years of a 20 year sentence, Clara Harris walked out of prison. She was convicted of the 2002 murder of her husband, David, following her caught-on-cctv attack in which she drove her Mercedes over her husband's body three times with her stepdaughter in her car.

    Why isn't this Texas woman doing LWOP? Because she was rich?

    Your thoughts?

    (Maybe it was a accident....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    She only ran him over three times after finding out he was cheating on her with his secretary? She had a lot of restraint.
    Whoa....

    Most people get divorced or work it out -
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