Monday, May 14, 2018

Odd Things You Find When Reading Through Texas Statutes


Until 1974, Texas Penal Code included “Homicide is justifiable when committed by the husband upon the person of any one taken in the act of adultery with the wife, provided the killing take place before the parties to the act of adultery have separated.” [Tex. Penal Code, Art. 1102 (1916), Shaw v. State, 510 SW2d 926 (Ct.Crim.App. 1974)]

Why only men? Texas men back then never committed adultery

If you hear her husband entering the house, withdraw from the premises at once

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

In the pre-internet seventies I remember people telling of that law as a sort of urban legend.