The Houston Police Department is investigating how the city's crime victims' advocate obtained a prisoner's confidential disciplinary record and used the information to try to thwart the prisoner's parole. KTRK's Ted Oberg has been kicking all kinds of ass over Andy Kahan's alleged misconduct, whic ... More >>
Montrose residents lit a candle for hate crime victims.Last night, throngs of people bearing candles filled an empty parking lot in Montrose, just off the main gay bar drag of Pacific Street. A block or two from here, Paul Broussard was murdered in 1991. Aaron Scheerhoorn was stabbed to death ... More >>
Jon Buice, who was sent to prison for his role in the 1991 attack outside a Montrose gay bar that left Paul Broussard dead, has finally won his long, contentious battle for parole. KHOU reports that Buice won a decision from the parole board today that will lead to his release. Broussard's ... More >>
Part of Juan Quintero's T-shirt designLast week we told you about fund-raising T-shirts being sold by GRACE, the Gulf Region Advocacy Center. They featured a design by Juan Quintero, who is on Death Row for killing a police officer, and someone had started anonymously faxing copies of the fun ... More >>
The front of the T-shirtGRACE -- the Gulf Region Advocacy Center -- specializes in defending indigents facing the death penalty. Naturally, fund-raising for such an undertaking can be problematical. To encourage donations, they're selling T-shirts for $20. The trouble is, according to HPD's ... More >>
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courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.If you have a question about victims rights, you're probably going to want to ask Houston's renowned crime victims advocate, Andy Kahan.If you have a question about practically anything else, you might want to try Kahan's son, Kyle. The Texas A&M student ... More >>
courtesy of Maria RomoSteven Castro will be remembered Sunday night.It was a little after 2 a.m. when Steven Castro walked out of an east Houston night club and into the parking lot. Suddenly, a fight broke out. Some of the people involved were armed. And when it was all over, Castro lay dead, mu ... More >>
Former Congressman shot at two kidsDebbie Brooks and Marti McAnulty, whose sons had been shot at by former U.S. Congressman Craig Washington last year, finally had their day in court on Wednesday, attempting to sue a Harris County prosecutor for violating their victims rights.The two mothers clai ... More >>
See that my grave is kept clean...and sell the dirt!Digging up someone's grave and stealing whatever's down there isn't legal, but what about the dirt laying over the grave or next to a headstone? Is it against the law to take home a scoop or two? And what if the person is somewhat famous? Should ... More >>
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The parole of Jon Buice, the last incarcerated member of the so-called Woodlands 10, was denied earlier this month. Buice is currently serving a 45-year sentence for his role in the Montrose murder of 27-year-old banker Paul Broussard on the Fourth of July in 1991.In a nationally notorious precur ... More >>
What do Oprah, the TV show 20/20, Houston crime victim advocate Andy Kahan and Houston lawyer Kim Ogg have in common? They're all involved in the sordid tale of Philippe Padieu, a Dallas-area man who is in prison for knowingly having unprotected sex with dozens of women without telling them he w ... More >>
Harris County District Attorney Patricia Lykos announced today she's expanding and improving the division that serves Harris County's crime victims. "Government exists to protect and to serve; that's what we're doing with this new division," Lykos tells Hair Balls. "We're ensuring that it's not bure ... More >>
A federal appeals court in California recently announced that Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski's personal belongings can be sold on the Internet.Normally, this kind of news would send Andy Kahan, the city of Houston's Crime Victim Advocate and the leading authority and opponent of what he calls "murdera ... More >>
More than 90 percent of Texas parolees walk away without paying off what the state ordered them to.
It seems like Houston’s crime victim advocate Andy Kahan got his wish … kind of. Last week, Kahan was frustrated that despite the desires of his friend, Randy Ertman, he was not allowed to stand by Ertman during the execution of Jose Medellin, convicted of raping and strangling Ertman’s daugh ... More >>
Another of the six men who raped and killed Randy Ertman's daughter is scheduled to be executed soon. And once again Andy Kahan won't be allowed to see it. Kahan, the Crime Victim Advocate for the City of Houston, says he should be allowed to stand by the side of his friend Randy Ertman during the ... More >>
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