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Man Convicted for Murdering a Man Killed by Police Officer

• Free Patriot Press
It is not unusual for a Police Officer to shoot and kill someone, it is also not rare for Police Officers to get away without being charged. However, I don't recall hearing or reading about someone that didn't pull the trigger to be convicted of a murder caused by a Police Officer. The San Antonio Express News reports, "Jesse Ramon didn't fatally shoot well-known female impersonator James Lee Whitehead when he mugged him in 2009 — a police officer accidentally did that. But it took jurors less than 30 minutes Friday to find Ramon guilty of murder for causing the chain of events that led to Whitehead's death." Ramon now faces life in prison for a murder he did not commit, while the Officer who fired the shots was not charged and was temporarily placed on administrative leave.

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