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Marietta Man Escapes Death Penalty after Convicted of Killing Wife

By Stahlman Law PC  Apr. 7, 2014 2:25p

A man with a prior record of domestic violence was recently spared the death penalty after being charged with the death of his wife. D.W., 32 years old, was accused of choking his wife to death in December 2012. He was on probation at the time for other alleged domestic abuse charges concerning his wife. On December 5th the couple allegedly got into an argument and D.W. reportedly began physically assaulting her. She was found to have been choked to death and D.W. was charged with four felonies connected to the death of his 33-year-old wife. He faced the possibility of the death penalty if convicted of the two counts of aggravated assault, felony murder and malice murder but had allegedly fled the scene and the state of Georgia. He was taken into custody about a week later when he was found on a Greyhound bus in Nevada by U.S. Marshals. His trial began on 24 March of this year and he was found guilty of the charges but was not given the death penalty by the Cobb County Superior Court judge on the case. Instead he was sentenced to life without parole. During sentencing D.W. reportedly offered a heartfelt apology to his wife's family for the loss of their loved one. If you have been accused of a serious violent crime such as aggravated assault or homicide then you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side immediately.

Violent crimes include a variety of offenses including sexual assault, domestic violence, assault, battery, child abuse, kidnapping, manslaughter and murder. A conviction for a misdemeanor or felony violence offense can result in time behind bars, fines, restitution, probation or the death penalty in certain murder cases. The main difference between manslaughter and murder charges is the intention of the accused individual in the case. If the death was an accident, such as in a car accident or DUI-related incident, then the charge may be involuntary manslaughter. If, however, it is proven that that the defendant intentionally and purposely killed the victim then a conviction can result in the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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No matter what form of violent offense you are accused of or if it is misdemeanor or felony charges, it is crucial that you have a defense lawyer fighting for you immediately. Your reputation and future are at stake and you need a defender who will do everything possible to help you avoid a conviction and serious punishment. Contact Stahlman Law now to schedule a free case evaluation!

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