Sexual Predator Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter

Of course, this is better than merely letting the predator go free, but the charge implies a lack of intent, that the killing did not take place during the commission of a felony, and that it was not a crime of a sexual nature.

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FORT WORTH, Texas (May 3) – A Texas woman who caused her lover’s shooting death by falsely crying rape was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter.

Tracy Denise Roberson, 37, cried a bit when the verdict was announced. The punishment phase was set for Monday, and she faces two to 20 years in prison.

(Thanks to Adam of The Metropolis Times for emailing me this news.)

This blog has previously discussed sexual predators who never served a day, served only one day, and served only 365 days.

Until sexual predators face long prison sentences and are placed on a list so that locals can avoid contact with them once they are released, the justice system is mutely encouraging their behavior. Too bad.

2 thoughts on “Sexual Predator Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter”

  1. I actually have rare occasion to disagree with you on this one, Dan. The Sexual Offender Act of 1994 and those like it create highly dubious ex post facto protections through sometimes severe public humiliation. There are a number of myths related to sex offenders and sexual predation which we should work to debunk — including the demographics of the offenders and recidivism.

  2. David,

    Excellent comment!

    I largely agree.

    The question then becomes is it worse to have a uniform set of laws that deny the prohibition against ex post facto, or if it is worse to have an unequal set of laws that occasionalyl deny ex post facto.

    I argue the first, though obviously both are bad.

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