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Author Lavergne, Gary M., 1955-

Title Worse than death : the Dallas nightclub murders and the Texas multiple murder law / Gary M. Lavergne
Edition First edition
Published Denton : University of North Texas Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 270 pages) : illustrations
Series North Texas crime and criminal justice ; no. 2
North Texas crime and criminal justice series ; no. 2
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Homicide -- Texas.
Life imprisonment -- Texas.
Mass murder -- Texas -- Dallas.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003007236
ISBN 1417531479 (electronic bk.)
1574411675 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781417531479 (electronic bk.)
9781574411676 (cloth ; alk. paper)