Grand Jury Declines To Indict Dallas Murder Case
This week a Dallas County Grand Jury declined to indict two men for a murder that occurred in February. The defendants had been arrested for the murders of two men after a witness came forward in April and told police that the two defendants had discussed the murder. Not many details were released but it does not appear that there was any physical evidence such as DNA or finger prints which tied the suspects to the murder scene.
Murder charges are some of the most serious criminal charges that can be brought against a citizen in Texas. The punishment for a murder charge goes from 5 years to 99 years or life in prison. The police always give murder investigations the highest priority and the investigations can last months and even years.
Apparently the only evidence the police had was some type of admission made to another citizen who did not come forward until two months later. Generally the police want some other evidence to tie a person to the murder. If the suspects had confessed to the police then the Grand Jury would have indicted the pair.
Even though the defendants were No Billed by the grand jury the case is far from over. The police will continue to search for evidence to connect the suspects to the crime. There is no statute of limitations for the charge of murder in Texas and the police will keep the investigation open.
If you have been arrested or are being investigated for murder charges consult with a Dallas Murder attorney as soon as possible to discuss your rights and possible defences under Texas law.