TLC grad Emily DeToto (’01) fights for justice and the life of her client in a capital murder case.

Emily’s client was the gunman in a home-invasion gone bad. He was holding a sawed off shotgun and he and 3 other boys were going to do a drug rip, and were startled to find the homeowner coming down the stairs. My client shot her in the chest in front of her children and she died.

The prosecutors for the State of Texas were seeking a guilty conviction on Capital Murder which would have meant an automatic sentence of Life Without the Possibility of Parole.

Emily’s client was 22. She fought for him, using the TLC methods she has refined in several TLC Grad 2 programs, and she ultimately convinced the jury to find him Not Guilty of Capital Murder. They instead found him guilty of Felony Murder and sentenced him to 60 years in prison.