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Published: Friday, June 14 2013 6:50 p.m. MDT

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Houston, TX

After thinking about this for a while, it occurs to me that it may not have been conclusively established, at least in the media, that the assault was the direct cause of death.

A dentist with an overweight patient with hypertension treated her will all due diligence to avoid complications, but she died in the chair. The family filed a massive lawsuit against the dentist for "killing" their grandmother. It turned out that the old lady had an aneurysm in the brain that could have ruptured at any time, and just coincidentally ruptured while she was in the dental chair.

That's why we have due process -- something the media cannot provice.

Clovis, NM

I thought murder included "premeditated". Getting mad a punching somebody as described by the press doesn't seem consistent with premeditated. It was a tragic situation. But intending to murder? Probably not. Adult or minor, it still sounds more like manslaughter than murder to me. It sounds like the victim's family is more forgiving than the judicial system.

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