I am not licensed to practice law in Texas. Just quickly looking at the Texas penal code, I see that Texas does criminalize negligent homicide, but only generally. Some states specifically criminalizes homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle or firearm (for example, Wis. Stat. 940.09).
I mention this because Harry Whittington has had a "minor heart attack". His doctors still sound confident about Whittington's recovery, but this highlights an important issue. The Vice President's staff turned away local law enforcement in the hours immediately following the accident -- at the only time it would be possible to gather potentially important evidence.
Cheney is very fortunate this incident didn't involve losing money on a real estate investment in Arkansas, or else he would be in real political trouble.
Not just liquor...don't forget about medications. Who knows what Dick is up to with his medications. Honestly, we don't think anything illegal happened...however, we have some experience working for a PR agency and we would have to say that the greatest offense here was a self-inflicted pr wound.
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I, too, don't think there's criminality here. However, anytime someone is shot to death, the police should do an investigation. I hope Whittington recovers, but there's a chance his injuries could still prove fatal. The police already lost their chance to investigate.<< Home