Texas Jury Acquits Man Who Killed Escort

A Texas jury acquitted a john who shot and killed his escort because she refused to have sex with him.

The jury found that Ezekiel Gilbert was justified in killing Lenora Ivie Frago, 21, on Christmas Eve 2012, because he paid her $150 for her escort services and she refused to return the money after denying his request for sex.

Gilbert's lawyer cited a broad Texas law that allows for "deadly force" to “retrieve stolen property at night."

Gilbert contracted Frago's services though an ad on Craigslist.

Ezekiel Gilbert shot Lenora Ivie Frago in the neck on Christmas Eve, after she she denied his requests for sex and wouldn’t return the $150 he had paid her, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Under Texas law, an individual is authorized to use deadly force to “retrieve stolen property at night,” and Gilbert’s lawyers cited that provision as justification for Gilbert’s action, reasoning that Frago had stolen $150 from him by taking his money without delivering sex. In a police interview played for jurors, Gilbert “never mentioned anything about theft,” a detective told the San Antonio Express-News. Frago, who was 21, was critically injured and died several months later.

While the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida has generated notoriety for NRA-backed Stand Your Ground laws, which authorize the unfettered use of deadly force without a duty to retreat in defense of one’s person or home, Texas’ exceedingly broad law goes well beyond this, to allow deadly force in protection of any piece of “tangible” or “movable” property.

The Texas provision authorizes deadly force not only to “retrieve stolen property at night” but also during “criminal mischief in the nighttime” and even to prevent someone who is fleeing immediately after a theft during the night or a burglary or robbery, so long as the individual “reasonably” thinks the property cannot be protected by other means.

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    • luVn_liFe…

      :shock:

    • luVn_liFe…

      this is Bananas,He didnt have to KIll her,he coulda shot her in the hand,I mean thats what they did if ya steal Back in the ancient times,like when this law was written Im Sure

      :(
      Good lAWD

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      :shock: :blink: :huh:

    • GottaBigOne

      WHAT?

      WHAT?

      WHAT?

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      He didn't have to kill her and she should have returned his money

    • luVn_liFe…

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    • gbellab

      Texas and their sick effing laws...“deadly force” to “retrieve stolen property at night.” FUCKOUTTAHERE

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      So she thought she was just gonna take ole boy money and get away with it? I'd like to read more about the case. Since she was alive for several months maybe the police actually got a statement from her.

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

      Luvn no words :rofl:

    • Ty

      Gilbert’s lawyer cited a broad Texas law that allows for “deadly force” to “retrieve stolen property at night.”
      ____________
      These damn laws :smack:

      Worse as the 10yr old in Philly that needs a lung (which are available according to the state) but she cant get on the donor list because the state says she has to be 15 to receive an organ :wtf:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ Ty, a judge ordered the girl placed on the adult list temporarily.

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

      prostituting and illicitin is just like hustlin, dont get mad when you get got then look for police sympathy. He should be locked up for using that extreme force

    • Lady_Elle

      That is some true... BullSh*t!!!

      Prostitution is illegal.

      To pay an Escort and expect to receive sex is
      prostitution. This ruling makes something illegal, Legal!!!

      This is some fragganacle Bullsh*t!!!

    • luVn_liFe…

      @SAN YES!
      @TY
      Really,thats a damn shame,cERTainly a senator someBODy will step in,this is absurd!
      My family and I are not OrGan Donors to NOT save a life, :wtf:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Bird says:

      So she thought she was just gonna take ole boy money and get away with it?
      ____________________

      That's his story. We haven't heard her side of the story. Regardless, WTH is he shooting an unarmed woman in the neck?

    • luVn_liFe…

      Sandra Rose says:
      ____________________
      That’s his story. We haven’t heard her side of the story. Regardless, WTH is he shooting an unarmed woman in the neck?
      ~
      ~
      AND HAD IT BEEN A BROTHER UP THERE,he'd be waiting to be EXECUTED
      Then Stoned for Solicitation !!

    • luVn_liFe…

      soliciting*

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      luVn_liFe… says:

      AND HAD IT BEEN A BROTHER UP THERE,he’d be waiting to be EXECUTED
      Then Stoned for Solicitation !!
      __________________

      True.

    • A.J.

      I can only fly over Texas. :tea:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Lady_Elle says:

      To pay an Escort and expect to receive sex is
      prostitution. This ruling makes something illegal, Legal!!!
      ___________________

      I am shaking my head at Texas and their ignorant jurors. I thought the OJ jury was the dumbest ever. :no:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

      @AJ say that again :tea:

    • Ty

      luVn_liFe... says:

      this is Bananas,He didnt have to KIll her,he coulda shot her in the hand,I mean thats what they did if ya steal Back in the ancient times,like when this law was written Im Sure
      ____________
      :dead:

    • Ty

      Sandra Rose says:

      @ Ty, a judge ordered the girl placed on the adult list temporarily.
      ____________
      She needs a lung asap and they said they were available why did they put her on the list :shrug:

      :pc:

    • MsB2u

      What is this world coming too

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9HZk8q2eh4 laykeya

      Wait is prostitution legal in Texas or something? This judge or jury ever heard of "unclean hands"?

    • deedeegirl

      What about the need for legal purpose?????? He should go to jail

    • Audacious2

      He could've called the police instead of shooting an unarmed woman. His life was not in danger, but then again that law worked in his favor. Now I wonder will he be charged with solicitation of sex? How disgusting. He's lucky her pimp or hood family members didn't ax him off.

    • Silly Syl

      I live in Texas and I have my CHL. My boyfriend actually attacked me at night when I was trying to get to my car and leave.. He had a box cutter and was running towards I dropped my Michael Kors bag and let out 3 rounds into him. They ended up charging him with deadly conduct. He will be facing several years in prison. The cop asked me how come I didn't empty my whole magazine. I said well 3 hollow points would be enough. He said I should have unloaded it and reload and empty it again. I was like I'm not a killer, I just don't need a huge dude charging me like he's going to kill me. In Texas everybody has a gun, and its crazy out here. I live in the suburbs, and the grandmothers are toting that iron.. :shotsfired:

    • MissGauzzz

      This is a sad story! The value on human life ain't ish anymore!!! It seems especially true for females! This was just so unnecessary... :no:

    • Shay_OH

      @ Silly Syl, what a horrible experience, glad to hear that you survived, whilst leaving that fool with some souvenir bullet holes.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

      In Texas everybody has a gun, and its crazy out here. I live in the suburbs, and the grandmothers are toting that iron..
      _________
      That ain't just true to Texas. It's the Southern way of life, period. My 85 year old grandfather will use one of his 25 guns to blow that azz away without hesitation. Momma too. :coffee:

    • puppylove

      Soooooo i go to texas to but weed and get oregano, can i kill a mf????? :think:

    • deedeegirl

      My grannie packed a smith and wesson. but when I read this story, the girl only gave lap dances, it appears that the dude only THOUGHT he should have gotten sex. This is bull and he needs to be under the jail.

    • deedeegirl

      No the Casey Anthony jury was the dumbest ever

    • Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

      Whelp. Thats Texas for you. If she were blonde hair blue-eyed the verdict may have been different. Hell, if he'd shot some ones dog the verdict may have been different...I heard that James Byrds grave continued to get desecrated as recent as just a few years ago? An innocent man who was dragged to his death, and the Texans blame him...Even in death...Im just sayin...This is why I could never vote Republican :obama: Im sure the jury consisted of nothing but RED swaying RED necks who blame Lenora for not allowing him to legitimately rape her :tea: George Dubya territory,,,Ill make sure to stay clear :tea: Only good thing about Texas is Bobby. And Hank. Peggy, and Beyonce :nun:

    • PumpkinsMama

      Lawg Jesus this is some sad shyt! These hoes betta pay attention Draya Michelle and the likes of :tea:

      Evening Hunny @ Bren :kiss:

    • FuturedocDonte

      This whole story :huh:

    • PumpkinsMama

      Watching Liberace and whoo wee Michael and Matt REALLY went for it :shocked:

      Maybe that's how Mike got dat stuff in his throak :kona:

    • FuturedocDonte

      East coast folk y'all be safe... Ill be :cold: in my hotel room tomorrow

    • Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

      Is that Pumpkenz? Hey...Ummmm...Would you like to clear sum things up? It was all over facebook that ur so called 'internship' at a mental health facility, was nothing more than a 51/50 hold,,,Which led to an inpatient admittance,,,Which would explain why youve been MIA...48% of those polled said you were full of shat,,,I tried having your back, but the evidence against you was so??? Egregious...Combining masengill, vinegar with just a dash of tussin-and selling it on the street corner as coochie-lean :eek:. They say you claim that your kitchen has the worlds first and only breed of domesticated flying roaches...You worship a head of lettuce named Ralph :eek: We need answers boo :waiting:

    • PumpkinsMama

      Thanks Doc cuz this bytch Andrea ALREADY startin up 2nite :wail:

      O lawd here she comes :cloud:

    • PumpkinsMama

      :dead: :casket: Mother Fuggin DEAD! @ Egregious Evidence piling up against me :rofl:

      How dare YOU doubt me?! You spose' to ALWAYS have my back :cuss: Like I wax, shave, and braid yours, you watch mine :rolleyes:

      Mitches :tea:

    • Silly Syl

      @Shay can you believe after that he kept calling me from jail?? He said that he loved me still and I should be with him. Who does that?? Denial is not only a river it's clearly a disease!

    • Silly Syl

      @puppy I can't! Lol I don't think you can do that because they actually delivered you something. :wink:

    • WUT IZ THA PROBLEM!?

      Texas is five minutes from implementing the PURGE, :coffee:

    • PumpkinsMama

      WUt Wut in da Butt!!!! Damn gurly I cain't (yes cain't) seem to catch you on here! But I been peepin your posts bout Mista 88. And huntyyyyyyy :hide: Idk if I agree you shoulda deaded the WHOLE friendship, but you would know best :hug: :kiss: catch you round here one day :wail:

    • Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

      cain’t

      :think: That was one of the bulletin points used to support the theory you'd gone cray. Makes up words :think: It was right after the one proclaiming you'd petitioned the state of N.Y. to re-recognize Pluto as a planet, and the right to bare arms,,,Arms being a sock full of Susan B Anthony dollars :blink:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      You know what :tea:

    • PumpkinsMama

      Morning Jennnnnnnnnay :kiss: this a drive by before me and Pumpkin go swimming outside :no: this rain IS BANANAS!!!! Andrea need to carry her ass on :mad:

    • Miany

      :hug: Good Morning Jenie!!
      No shade to Texas or Texans (I gotta few cousins who live in TX) but... when I found out George was from Texas I started observing all the yt Texans I've come across and yeah...this verdict is very believable in Texas... Only half decent laws I've heard of in Texas were the ones regarding debt and debt collection :tea:

    • Miany

      Good Morning Pumkins Mama :shotfired: Fugg a biiiia named Andrea... Hope everyone's safe.

    • PumpkinsMama

      Hey Miany :waves:

    • PumpkinsMama

      Long ass she don't show her azz like Sandy did :eek:

    • Fated4Greatness

      what in the sick twisted fluck :shocked:

    • MUNCHOSGIRL

      I DIDN'T KNOW PROSTITUTION WAS LEGAL IN TEXAS!

    • Lady_Elle

      I can't believe that a criminal act (PROSTITUTION) is being treated like a tort (stealing something).

      Escort should mean a date... or something like that. Not a sexual act for $150 (PROSTITUTION).

      I can't help but believe the jury valued her life very little. She is dark complected

      What is her ethnicity?

      He is clearly a caucasian male.

    • anw_rootbeer

      what??? Man its the end of times