Watson Murder

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A Watson Murder is a 2nd-degree murder that is caused by a DUI with injury. In fact not just with injury but with death. When someone is convicted of a DUI in California they’re red and advisement on the record that says that DUI is inherently dangerous to human life and if you drive again and kill someone you can be charged with murder and in fact that happens and that’s what’s known as a Watson murder. It comes out of a case called People vs Watson and he had prior DUI’s and the facts in the case were just absolutely terrible and its no surprise that the court allowed a DUI to charged as a murder under the Watson scenario and now it could happen. So there’s more than just vehicular manslaughter with DUI causing death. There could be murder charges.

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