Compton shooting leaves one dead, two wounded (Sam Spital)

“The Los Angeles Times reported on September 10, 2012 a homicide in the neighboring community of Compton in which one person was killed and two others wounded. Unfortunately, Compton has had 14 homicides so far this year. Because the article did not provide any further details, it is unclear what other facts exist to understand the defendant’s motive, excuse and possible defenses. Suffice to say, violent crime is a complex and serious matter that often stems from one’s inability to deal with stress, whether financial, personal or social. No excuses are being made, except it helps to identify the forces at play so that society can do a better job in preventing such widespread and continuing scourges.”

SAM SPITAL, Criminal Defense Lawyer