People who are accused of violent crimes such as murder in Memphis can often be overwhelmed. These accusations are very serious and a criminal conviction can bring severe penalties. However, the public has little tolerance for violent crimes and can often convict a person before they are even brought to trial. The effect on a person's personal and professional life can be devastating.
A man has been arrested as the suspect for the shooting and killing two people last week. The two victims were found shot inside an apartment. One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died later at the MED. They were both shot in the head. The suspect who was arrested allegedly admitted to taking drugs and money from the scene and to shooting the victims. He has been charged with two counts of first degree murder.
When a person has been arrested for a very serious crime such as murder it may seem like the whole world is against them. Just the mere accusation of the crime can have the public believing it was them. Having the right criminal defense strategy can help a person tell his side of the story. The right strategy can sort out the crime scene and possibly bring in forensic analysts. It is important for defendants to realize that they may only get one chance to hear the words "not guilty," and it is in their best interest to do all they can to defend themselves.
Police aggressively pursue suspects in violent crimes, and those who are accused may face an uphill court battle. Defendants need to do their best to fight these charges in order to avoid punishment.
Source: WMCTV, "Police arrest suspect in deadly double shooting," Feb. 17, 2014