Diane Jennings, Dallas Morning News, March 10, 2010
The lawyer for a man accused of stabbing a 67-year-old woman to death during her morning walk sought to win leniency for his client this afternoon by acknowledging the man’s guilt.
Defense attorney Paul Johnson told a Dallas County jury in his closing argument that Theron Lacey, 28, did stab Dottie Reiter.
When Pfeifle, the prosecutor, asked if Lacey showed any remorse, LaShaunda Johnson replied: “He said if it made me feel better, I could just think she was prejudiced.” She testified that according to her boyfriend, Reiter probably didn’t like black people, “and her family probably owned slaves.”
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