Police Investigating Self-Defense in Texas Murder Case

undefinedSelf-defense or first degree murder in Texas? Police investigate.

A shooting occurred Saturday morning in Texas -- Police are trying to determine if it was self-defense.

We’ve been told that the victim had a history of domestic violence with his ex-wife, a co-worker of the shooter.

(Related: Domestic Violence)

Police say that 34 year-old Anthony Vina violated a restraining order when he showed up at the business on Ayers.

Approximately 7:30 Saturday morning, police say Vina showed up and demanded to speak with his wife. That’s when he allegedly got into a physical altercation with another employee, 28 year-old Juan Perez.

(Related: Felonious Assault)

The medical examiner says Vina died from multiple gunshot wounds. Perez called the police immediately following the shooting. Now, he’s accused of murder.

Other businesses in the complex say that they wouldn’t be surprised if it was self-defense because they had seen the victim and his ex-wife fighting previously.

An adjacent business owner, Gabriel Morin, was a witness at the scene.

"They actually had fist fights, the man the woman, a couple times. He showed up one time, she started beating the hell out of him, then he beat the hell out of her," Morin says.

(Related: First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct)

Police are yet to determine if the victim was shot inside or outside the building, a significant factor in a self-defense investigation.

Perez's bond is set at $250,000.

Police have reported that they will come to a conclusion about what happened, then pass the case to the District Attorney's Office for possible prosecution.

In Michigan, a First Degree Murder conviction carries with it the most strict severe penalties allowed under the Michigan Legislature: life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. First Degree Murder cases in Michigan take a tremendous toll on all those involved and can be a source of emotional devastation, especially for the family of the accused.

The stakes don’t reach greater heights than with a First Degree Murder charge. If the jury reaches a guilty verdict, you or your loved one will be sentenced to prison for the rest of their life. With that said, it is imperative that you hire an aggressive criminal defense that will commit every resource in their power to prove your innocence and preserve your freedom.

(Related: Sexual Assault or False Claim?)

If you or a loved is charged with First Degree Murder in Michigan, act immediately and assure your best criminal defense and call Prain Law, PLLC, your Michigan First Degree Murder Attorney at (248) 731-4543. You’ll get an absolutely free face-to-face consultation. With innovative motions and defenses, the courage and experience to stand up to scrupulous prosecutors, and belief in your innocence, no one will commit to your arduous battle more than us. Why not call us right now?

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