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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    Sounds like she rolled the dice and lost.
    My snarky comments are not appropriate here. But yeah, it looks like the defense team thought they could convince the jury that the killing was a justifiable response to domestic violence. Clearly the defense team failed to convince them.

    It will be interesting to see if the alleged abuse is considered in sentencing.
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    Love the claim that she "wrestled the gun away" from a former Olympic shot put medalist.
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    Murder 1...hard time!!
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    On NBC Dateline this Friday at 10.
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    6 1/2 years to wind up this case. Appalling.
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    you think it's wound at this point?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    My snarky comments are not appropriate here. But yeah, it looks like the defense team thought they could convince the jury that the killing was a justifiable response to domestic violence. Clearly the defense team failed to convince them.

    It will be interesting to see if the alleged abuse is considered in sentencing.
    We are all inclined to give a woman the benefit of the doubt in cases where there is a well documented record of physical abuse. Most juries will side with the battered wife in these cases and we can only suspect that the defense team knew that. From what I am gathering about the Laut case, there was none and the defense team failed to provide any evidence of abuse. Without that she was exposed.

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    On NBC Dateline this Friday at 10.
    I watched a few of these dateline documentaries in the past. Every time I left pulling my hair out, or crying or laying in bed furious and disturbed. I now refuse to watch them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    We are all inclined to give a woman the benefit of the doubt in cases where there is a well documented record of physical abuse. Most juries will side with the battered wife in these cases and we can only suspect that the defense team knew that. From what I am gathering about the Laut case, there was none and the defense team failed to provide any evidence of abuse. Without that she was exposed.
    Based on what was presented on Dateline, there seemed to be virtually no evidence of domestic abuse. An advocacy group would probably use the same angle her attorney was/is using but there was just nothing there.
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    Jane Laut sentenced to 50 years to life for the murder of her husband Dave.

    http://www.vcstar.com/news/local/oxn...391098181.html
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    you think it's wound at this point?!
    Nope.

    Appeal case argued on 8 August 2019 Story.

    Court decision due 22 October 2019 Appeal Court case information.
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