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June 6, 2013

Jury acquits man charged with murdering escort

A Texas man has been acquitted in the shooting death of a woman he tried to pay for sex, according to the Associated Press.

Ezekiel Gilbert shot Lenora Frago, a 23-year-old woman he met on Craiglist, after he paid her $150 and she refused to sleep with him. Frago tried to leave with the money on Christmas Eve in 2009, saying she had to give the money to her driver.

The defense claimed Gilbert was trying to protect himself from theft when he shot Frago through the neck. She died several months later.

A San Antonio jury accquited Gilbert on Wednesday.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Gilbert testified that he had found Frago's escort ad on Craigslist and thought sex was included for the $150 fee.

In Texas, the law allows people to use deadly force to recover their property during a nighttime theft. The defense argued that the law is not intented to protect those soliciting illegal services, such as prostitution.

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