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Teen Girl to Be Tried as Adult After Shooting Friend

Teen Girl To Be Tried As Adult After Shooting Friend

17-year-old Renee Addison will be 18 years-old in two months.

Today a judge says because of her age she knew the risks in pointing a gun and pulling the trigger and she will be tried on a reckless homicide charge as an adult.

Witnesses testified everyone inside the East Memphis home was high the day 17-year-old Sarah Gailbraith was shot and killed by her friend, 17-year-old Renee Addison.

There was LSD and marijuana being smoked in the house. Detectives testified Addison told them the two were in a relationship and had dated off and on for five years.

Addison said she did not mean to kill Gailbraith.

In a statement that was read in court Addison told detectives she was actually trying to unload the handgun 40 caliber and thought she had done so when she took off the safety and pulled the trigger.

Addison says she never saw Gailbraith appear in front of her until Gailbraith fell to the ground after being shot.

The judge ruled against the teen who turns 18 in two months intentionally picked up a dangerous weapon and handled it in a reckless manner and therefore will have her case transferred to adult criminal court.

Her defense lawyer argued that this was nothing more than a tragic accident not a crime but the judge felt otherwise. Addison’s bond was set at $30,000.

http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-teen-girl-to-be-tried-as-adult-after-shooting-friend-20110907,0,5008079.story

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Drug Crime Law

What is a drug crime?

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A drug crime is the:

* Possession
* Manufacture
* Use
* Distribution

of any of the following:

* Narcotics
* Stimulants
* Depressants
* Hallucinogens
* Anabolic steroids
* Chemicals (used in the production of drugs)

Different types of illegal drugs:

* Cocaine
* Heroin
* Methamphetamine (meth)
* Ecstasy
* GHB
* PCP
* LSD
* Marijuana

Consequences of a Drug Crime conviction

* Imprisonment
* Probation or parole
* Loss of custody of children
* Court ordered counseling
* Significant fines
* Loss of a job
* Community service
* Loss of residency
* Deportation

The likelihood of any of the above consequences depends on:

* Amount of drugs in possession
* The type of drug
* Prior convictions
* Currently on probation or parole
* Attitude of community and court toward this type of crime

What can you do if you are Accused of a Drug Crime?
If you are accused of a drug crime, you should speak to a lawyer immediately to learn more about your rights, your defenses and the complicated legal system.

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