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Vaughan and Sons v. State

737 S.W.2d 805 (1987)

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Vaughan and Sons v. State

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

737 S.W.2d 805 (1987)

Facts

Two employees of Vaughan and Sons, Inc. (Vaughan) (defendant) were involved in a car accident resulting in the death of two individuals. Vaughan was charged with criminally negligent homicide. Vaughan moved to have the information set aside on the ground that a corporation could not be liable for a crime. The trial court denied the motion, and Vaughan was convicted as charged. The court of appeals reversed, finding that there was no plain legislative intent to subject corporations to liability for criminally negligent homicide. The prosecution appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Onion, J.)

Dissent (Teague, J.)

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