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What is Stabbing in Criminal Law?

What is Stabbing in Criminal Law?

Stabbing is a serious crime as it can be deemed it court as assault with a deadly weapon (aggravated assault) or even attempted murder. These two crimes are both felonies but the sentences may vary depending on the circumstances of the crime. Also, stabbing may have residual charges depending on the situation as well. If the stabbing coincided with theft or robbery, the multiple charges could have a serious impact on the sentence and court proceedings. Aggravated Assault Aggravated Assault according to Florida Statute 784.011 is covers a broad range of illegal actions. These include but are not limited to intentionally threatening a person so that person feels imminent threat of violence or danger. It can also be defined as assault with a deadly weapon. The deadly weapon used is very important during the court process because using a knife… […]

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What is the Sentence for Crimes Against Elderly People?

What is the Sentence for Crimes Against Elderly People?

Crimes against elderly people often go unreported because the victim’s rarely contact authorities themselves. Usually, a witness or friend recognize something odd occurring and report the discrepancies to the authorities. Crimes against elderly people usually encompass fraud, burglary, theft, or any money-related crime. One Tequesta woman, 65, was young and nimble enough to escape a serious assault on her life. Assault on a Person 65 or Older According to WTPV News, a 33-year-old Tequesta woman with bipolar disorder was arrested on charges of assault on a person 65 years or older and committed for an involuntary mental health exam after she tried to kill her mother with a knife Saturday morning. According to a police report, Amy Kuryla swung a knife under her mother’s chin saying, “You are going to… […]

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How Aggravated Battery Charges Turned into First Degree Arson Charges

How Aggravated Battery Charges Turned into First Degree Arson Charges

According to an article in WPTV News, a Palm Beach County man faces several felony charges for attempting to light his girlfriend on fire and stabbing her when the lighter didn’t work. He is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson, and aggravated battery. The Crime Aggravated battery, or just battery, is the most common charge that results from domestic disputes that get out of control. Arson, however, is quite so common a result. According to the article, the woman who remained unnamed in the police report, claimed that she asked her boyfriend to move out a couple of days ago because he was not paying any bills. A few days later the woman said she got up when she heard a noise while sleeping, saw her front door… […]

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How Does Aggravated Battery Turn Into A Hate Crime?

How Does Aggravated Battery Turn Into A Hate Crime?

Hate crimes are one of the oldest types of crimes throughout human history. The drive to inflict harm upon others specifically because of race, gender, or religious views has been a practice only recently punished by the law. However, these crimes do continue to exist and can happen right in your own backyard. In St. Petersburg, Fla., a man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly stabbing a man after learning the man is a Muslim. Before the September 11 attacks, there were about 400 to 500 hate crimes reported each year. One month after the attacks, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), received more than 700 reports of hate crimes. According to an article in WPTV News, 52-year-old Bradley Strott was speaking to Sam Ebadi about religion. Ebadi… […]

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Actor Michael Brea Kills Mother with Sword

Actor Michael Brea Kills Mother with Sword

According to multiple news reports, Michael Brea, a former actor that appeared on “Ugly Betty” and this summer’s “Step Up 3D,” has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He is accused of killing his mother with a 3-foot-sword. Brea was convinced his mother was possessed by Satan, according to police reports. Neighbors reported hearing screams of “Repent, repent, sinner, sinner!” and “You never accepted Jesus!” It was the neighbors who called the police early Tuesday morning. One neighbor who called the authorities stated: “I heard him chasing her through the house and I hear a loud scream, and so I have my father call the cops, call 911.” “His poor mother must have been terrified, and the cops just stood a few feet away,” one of… […]

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