Investigation Earns Life Sentence
Attorney Phoebe Smith and Attorney Gordon White represented a defendant charged with the murder of a husband, wife and their child in a dope deal gone bad in a high profile case in Fort Bend County. The co-defendant, who alleged our client was the shooter, had previously been tried and given a life sentence.
Our Investigation Prevents The Death Penalty
Our investigation focused on the co-defendant, his background and the forensic evidence that led one to believe the co-defendant may have been the shooter. The jury found the defendant guilty, assessing him a life sentence, rather than the death penalty.
RESULT BASED ON INVESTIGATION: Life Sentence, as Opposed to Texas Death Row
Return to the May 2005 Investigator’s Newsletter