An article: Details in McEachern standout’s murder reports that the McEachern High School football star dialed 911 when his family was being held captive by his mother’s ex-boyfriend. Just after 2 a.m., the man allegedly broke into their house armed with a .22 caliber revolver. He then demanded that his ex-girlfriend gather up all the cell phones in the house and he led two adults and two children into the bathroom.
A 14-year-old daughter was able to sneak her phone into the bathroom where the victim made the call to police. Within a few minutes, the police arrived. The suspect instructed the girl to send the police away, but she ran out the front door and told officers what was happening inside. The suspect went back to the bathroom and started shooting at random. The mother and one child escaped unhurt, a male adult was shot in the stomach and the son was shot in the chest. He never got out of the bathroom. Police found him on the floor by the suspect, who had turned the gun on himself.
Murder is considered to be one of the most heinous crimes. For this reason, those accused of murder could face severe punishments including life imprisonment, the death penalty, fines, and other punishments and penalties. An experienced and aggressive Georgia criminal law attorney will use numerous defenses in a murder case to improve the outcome. Murder defenses that may be used in a trial include self-defense, insufficient proof or evidence, factual innocence, insanity, and more.
If you or someone you love has been charged with murder, it is in your best interest to hire a qualified criminal law attorney who will aggressively defend your legal rights.