Worse Than Death: The Dallas Nightclub Murders and the Texas Multiple Murder Law

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In 1984, a Moroccan national named Abdelkrim Belachheb walked into Ianni's Restaurant, a trendy Dallas nightclub, and gunned down seven people. Six died. Despite the fact that the crimes occurred in a state that prides itself on being tough on criminals, the death penalty was not an option for the Belachheb jury. Even though he had committed six murders, and his guilt was never in question (despite his insanity defense), his crimes were not capital murders under 1984 statutes. As a direct result of this crime, during the ...

Worse Than Death: The Dallas Nightclub Murders and the Texas Multiple Murder Law 2003, University of North Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9781574411676

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