ARLINGTON, Texas â€” Darrell Roberson came home from a card game late one night to find his wife rolling around with another man in a pickupÂ in the driveway.
Caught in the act with her lover, Tracy Denise Roberson â€” thinking quickly, if not clearly â€” cried rape, authorities say. Her husband pulled a gun and killed the other man with a shot to the head.
On Thursday, a grand jury handed up a manslaughter indictment â€” against the wife, not the husband.
In a case likely to reinforce the state’s reputation for don’t-mess-with-Texas justice, the grand jury declined to charge the husband with murder, the charge on which he was arrested by police.
Seems to me it’s proper the husband isn’t facing charges.Â I think any of us, given similar circumstances, would have done the same thing.Â Every state, that I’m aware of, allows for use of deadly force to prevent rape.Â The standard is whether a reasonable person would believe, given the circumstances, that a rape was taking place. Â The actor need not be factually correct on that count.
But man, what a person this guy married.Â I have to wonder if she, realizing her husband probably carried a firearm, knew what the result was going to be, and thought she could get away with it.