Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto

About MoreLaw
Contact MoreLaw

Please E-mail suggested additions, comments and/or corrections to Kent@MoreLaw.Com.

Help support the publication of case reports on MoreLaw

Date: 06-07-2013

Case Style: State of Texas v. Ezekiel Gilbert

Case Number:


Court: District Court, Bexar County, Texas

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Defendant's Attorney: Bobby Barrera and Roy Barrera, Sr.

Description: The State of Texas charged Ezekiel Gilbert, age 30, with murder for shooting Lenora Ivie Frago in the neck in an effort to get the $150 he paid her for sex when she refuse to engage in sexual activity.

Defendant claimed that under Texas law, he had the right to use deadly force to "retrieve stolen property at night". He claimed that Frago had stolen the money from him and he could, therefore, shoot her in the neck.

Frago, age 21, died several month later as a direct result of the injuries she sustained as a result of being shot.

Defendant found Frago on Craig's list.

Texas law allows citizens to use such force to “retrieve stolen property at night” or to hinder a burglar from escaping the scene of a crime during the night, as long as the person “reasonably” thinks that they have no other means of protecting their property.

Outcome: Defendant was found not guilty.

Plaintiff's Experts:

Defendant's Experts:


Home | Add Attorney | Add Expert | Add Court Reporter | Sign In
Find-A-Lawyer By City | Find-A-Lawyer By State and City | Articles | Recent Lawyer Listings
Verdict Corrections | Link Errors | Advertising | Editor | Privacy Statement
© 1996-2019 MoreLaw, Inc. - All rights reserved.