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Worse than death : the Dallas nightclub murders and the Texas multiple murder law

Author: Gary M Lavergne
Publisher: Denton : University of North Texas Press, 2003.
Series: North Texas crime and criminal justice series, no. 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1984, a Moroccan national gunned down seven people in a Dallas nightclub, killing six. Under 1984 statutes his crimes were not deemed capital murders and instead he was given life imprisonment. This work explores the case and subsequent change in "multiple murder" statute it brought about.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lavergne, Gary M., 1955-
Worse than death.
Denton : University of North Texas Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003007236
(OCoLC)52041331
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary M Lavergne
ISBN: 1417531479 9781417531479 1574411675 9781574411676 1433710501 9781433710506 9781574414219 1574414216
OCLC Number: 56066806
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 270 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: WORSE THAN DEATH; Contents; Acknowledgments; Author's Notes; 1 Disconcerting Stares; 2 Morocco; 3 "Pick on me"; 4 America; 5 The North Dallas Nightclub Scene; 6 A Position for Tragedy; 7 "Take that ... "; 8 "I came to kill you."; 9 "A miracle from God"; 10 For the State; 11 For the Defense; 12 "An altered state of consciousness"; 13 For the Jury; 14 "Dying by littles"; 15 Ad Seg; Notes on Sources; Index.
Series Title: North Texas crime and criminal justice series, no. 2.
Responsibility: Gary M. Lavergne.

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In 1984, a Moroccan national gunned down seven people in a Dallas nightclub, killing six. Under 1984 statutes his crimes were not deemed capital murders and instead he was given life imprisonment.  Read more...

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"A powerful indictment of porous policies regarding admitting dangerous criminals into the U.S.--seventeen years before 9-11."

 
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