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Criminal defense and crime of passion

On Behalf of | May 20, 2019 | Firm News

Passion is a powerful emotion. It can cause feelings of love, joy, anger and fear just to name a few. Passion can also lead to action. Passion may have contributed to an action that left a young woman dead on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The Louisiana man accused in her death is facing charges for which he is entitled to a criminal defense.

The woman worked as a waitress at a restaurant in the French Quarter. The accused shooter, who was believed to be the woman’s ex-boyfriend, was seen on surveillance film approaching the waitress at about midnight on a recent evening. He appeared to pull out a gun as he approached her and allegedly pointed it at a bystander. The waitress reportedly attempted to wrest the gun from the man, and in the ensuing struggle, the gun went off.

The woman died as a result of a gunshot to her head. Following the incident, the man attempted to flee but was quickly apprehended by New Orleans Police. He has been charged with second degree murder and assault with a gun.

Facing serious felony charges, such as charges for murder and assault, can be frightening and overwhelming.  Crimes of passion can happen in the moment and leave a person in shock. Anyone facing charges in Louisiana is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. An attorney who is experienced in criminal defense can inform the client of his rights and present the legal options that are available in the preparation of a defense.