Legislators now debating a single version of Lauren’s Law

Legislators now debating a single version of Lauren’s Law
Lauren's Law would change the age limit from 10 to 14 years old for capital murder to be considered. (Source: Jesse Canales)

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - The Texas State Senate has continued its debate on Lauren’s Law, the bill that would change the Texas Capital Murder law when it comes to the murder of a child.

There were two versions of the bill, but now only one remains in the Senate.

Senator Pat Fallon introduced the bill that passed the Senate a few weeks ago.

With the Senate bill making progress, the House version has died. The house will now continue debating the senate version before ultimately voting.

Currently in Texas, Capital Murder cases can be sentenced to life without parole or the death penalty only if the victim is under ten.

Lauren’s law could change that age to 14.

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