MechAg94 wrote:Age may not be recognized in print, but it is recognized in practice with prosecutors and jurors.
IMO, there are a thousand different things that can make a confrontation unequal. The law can't cover them all and probably shouldn't.
Texas law does give some exception to those over 65 in an aggravated robbery situation so there is precedent.
§ 29.03. AGGRAVATED ROBBERY. (a) A person commits an
offense if he commits robbery as defined in Section 29.02, and he:
(1) causes serious bodily injury to another;
(2) uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or
(3) causes bodily injury to another person or
threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily
injury or death, if the other person is:
(A) 65 years of age or older; or
(B) a disabled person.
(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the first
(c) In this section, "disabled person" means an individual
with a mental, physical, or developmental disability who is
substantially unable to protect himself from harm.