Why Is This Woman Free?

Jun 2014
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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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Jun 2007
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#3
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/Murder_of_David_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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Jan 2015
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#4
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/Murder_of_David_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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#5
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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Apr 2012
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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.
 
Jun 2014
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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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#9
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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