Murder is the most serious crime a person can commit in Memphis. The act of killing another person can guarantee a long prison sentence and the loss of a good personal and professional reputation. The public does not tolerate those who are even accused of murder.

A woman was recently charged with murder after her boyfriend’s son died of severe head trauma. The incident happened in McNairy County last week. The 4-year-old was discovered in his room having seizures and throwing up. The woman and her boyfriend, the child’s father, called 911. Emergency personnel took the boy to the McNairy County hospital and he was later transferred to Le Bonheur Children’s hospital where he died a few days later. The doctors determined that the boy had a traumatic brain injury, bite marks, and many bruises to his body. Police have charged the father with child abuse and his girlfriend has been charged with aggravated child abuse, first-degree murder, and aggravated assault.

When a person is charged with a severe crime such as murder they can feel like the whole world is against them. A legal professional skilled in criminal law can help defendants tell their side of the story. Murder is aggressively prosecuted and the defendant needs to have a strong defense. A murder conviction can lead to life in prison and even the death penalty. An attorney can help the accused defend themselves against these charges. They can examine the evidence, use forensic analysis, reconstruct the crime scene, and lay out all the facts of the accused’s case. Once the facts are established an alibi can be determined, along with a defense that may include the homicide was an accident.

Murder is the ultimate crime in Memphis and is aggressively prosecuted. With the potential of a death penalty sentence the defendant must do whatever it takes to tell his or her side of the story.

Source: myfoxmemphis.com, “Girlfriend charged with murder after child dies of severe head trauma,” Lynnanne Nguyen, Aug. 4, 2014