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Accidental Death and Life of Youth Ruined

Scales of justice, law books and gavel over dark backgroundAccidental Death Leads to 10 years in Prison for Teenager

Felony crimes are those crimes that concur charges of a year or more. In 2014, a 16-year-old teenager pled guilty to strangling her 43-year-old boyfriend while they were involved in sex games that they participated in before sex. The two had been partners for almost a year, even though she was a minor then.

After the incident, she reported to the police that she was strangling him, but he never said the “safety word.” Jessica is now 18, and she was charged as an adult with second-degree murder (NRS 200.030 or NRS 200.010). This was never supposed to happen, but the police found his dead body in his apartment and Jessica admitted to the charge.

There are two types of murder charges:
• First Degree murder in Las Vegas is a deliberate act of killing such as premeditated shooting or stabbing.
• Second Degree murder includes unintentional homicide where the defendant acted extremely recklessly and death resulted.

Jessica was convicted of second-degree murder and is serving 10 years in prison.
This was a senseless accident, and if you or someone you know has participated in an activity that resulted in an arrest and felony charges, there is hope. The Potter Law Firm has a team of professional criminal defense lawyers who are committed to their clients welfare and finding the best solution to the charges. Please call for a free consultation.