Death in Texas : two privileged sons and a killing that still haunts a small town

dc.contributor.advisorFrankel, Glennen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBalli, Ceciliaen
dc.creatorWatts, Elena Anitaen
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-16T17:32:26Zen
dc.date.issued2012-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2012en
dc.date.updated2013-04-16T17:32:27Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIntrigue and tragedy are inherent in murder. Justice is not. What role does wealth play? At the very least, money buys access to limitless expert witnesses and the best and brightest attorneys. Today, all killings are felonies except those deemed justifiable. But that was not the case in Victoria, Texas, in 1976 when young, handsome and wealthy rancher Hampton C. Robinson III shot young, handsome and wealthy rancher Thomas Traylor Bauer in the back of the head. Criminally negligent homicide was a misdemeanor. And unlike the law today, the judge was allowed to reduce the full range of charges and provide jurors only two: murder or criminally negligent homicide. Convicted of a misdemeanor, Hampton Robinson served less than a year in jail. His crime began a downward spiral that took other lives and led to his self-destruction.en
dc.description.departmentJournalism and Mediaen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/19913en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectThomas Baueren
dc.subjectHampton Robinsonen
dc.subjectVictoria, TXen
dc.subjectTexasen
dc.titleDeath in Texas : two privileged sons and a killing that still haunts a small townen
thesis.degree.departmentJournalismen
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalismen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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