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Criminal Law Keyed to Kennedy
State v. Echols
Citation:919 S. W.2d 634 (1995)
Shortly after 6:00 a.m. on June 17, 1993, the victim unlocked her door and an outer wrought iron security door to take out the garbage. Meanwhile, the defendant who had “been up all night smoking drugs” was walking home. As he walked past the victim’s house he saw her purse. While the victim was gathering the garbage, the defendant opened the door and grabbed the victim’s purse. When the victim went outside to scream for help and look for the defendant, she fell. She was later admitted to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a fractured bone in her hip. The victim remained in the hospital for four days and later underwent three weeks of rehabilitation. She testified that she was in a “lot of pain.”
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