State District Judge Hazel Jones declared a mistrial in a murder case where Sharon Watkins was accused of arson that led to the death of two teenagers. Watkins’ husband was also charged with Murder but is being tried separately. If you want to read more about the story click here.
The case is what is known as Felony Murder, that is when a death occurs during the course of a felony. Felony Murder is a First Degree Felony that carries a range of punishment of 5-99 years or life in prison. If you are in need of the services of a Houston Criminal Defense Attorney experienced in Murder Defense call Mario Madrid at 713-877-9400