Rick DeGuerin was one of the defense attorneys for Robert Durst, a New York millionaire acquitted of murder by a Texas jury despite having dismembered, decapitated and dumped the body of his victim. This is from the last paragraph of the New York Times story.

Durst Verdict Tied to Local Mores and a Shrewd Defense: "Mr. DeGuerin, who also teaches at the University of Texas at Austin Law School, said that sometimes he refers in class to an old Texas saying about why horse thieves get hung and some killers get off. 'No horse ever needed stealing,' Mr. DeGuerin explained. 'But there are people who need killing.'"

Frontier justice still lives where no frontier has existed in a long, long time.


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