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    November 8, 2013

    Raul Hernandez Case: Electricians Charged in Hilton Hotel Pool Death

    Three months after 27-year-old Raul Hernandez was electrocuted to death in the pool of the Westchase Hilton Hotel, the Harris County District Attorney's Office has charged two electricians who worked on the pool with criminally negligent homicide. Assistant District Attorney Bill Exley said he bega ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    BP Rig Managers Take the "Whatever Happens in Vegas" Defense

    It's been awhile since the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 men and kicked off the British Petroleum oil spill, sending barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Now it seems it's been long enough that the tragedy of it all has taken the track these tragedies always seem to take -- na ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Unidentified Male & Female Victim Of DWI, Bayou Body Count Nos. 178-79

    A man said to be high on drugs veered off the Southwest Freeway service road and slammed into a car at a gas station, killing the two people inside it, Houston police say. Theodore Adolphus Hargrove, 33, faces two charges of intoxication manslaughter in connection with the incident in the 2500 bloc ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Melissa Arias, 20, Backseat Passenger Killed By Alleged DWI Driver, Bayou Body Count No. 165

    An allegedly drunk driver killed his backseat passenger in a one-car accident about 3 a.m. Sunday morning, Houston police say. Miguel Antonio Padilla, 24, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of Melissa Arias, 20, in the 6300 block of West 43rd Street. Police say Padilla "w ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Unidentified Victim Of DWI Manslaughter, Bayou Body Count No. 156

    Police have charged a man with intoxication manslaughter in connection with a traffic accident on the south side early this morning. Timothy Norman Perry-Price Sr., 29, was arrested after the death of a 51-year-old woman whose identity has not been released pending verification by the Harris County ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    James Yeakey: Spring Man's Amazing Drink-And-Drive Binge Leads To Prison

    A Spring man who is the son of a former active-duty serviceman stationed in Japan pleaded guilty in Houston today to intoxication manslaughter in connection with a March 2008 fatal crash. James Lewis Yeakey was 20 at the time and partying with friends in Okinawa, federal prosecutors say, when he de ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Maurice McKnight: Family Sues Over Male Stripper's Deadly Stage-Diving Assault on Dad

    The family of a man killed by a male stripper enraged his tips had been cut off has sued the club and other companies associated with the incident, asking $4 million in damages. According to the suit, Kelvin T. Elam Monroe, 37, accompanied three female business associates to a now-closed Austin La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Driver Drunk At Rush Hour Kills Man, Bayou Body Count No. 46

    A 24-year-old man who was drunk at 6 p.m. killed a 57-year-old man by speeding through a red light, Houston police say. Kevin Aviles was traveling at a high rate of speed on the South Loop's eastbound service road when he ran through a red light at South Wayside, police say. His Ford Explorer stru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Fred Mueller, Christopher Norregaard: A Good Kid, a Good Firefighter Crash & the Pain Endures

    Fred Mueller was a promising Bellaire High student down in Galveston enjoying his first Mardi Gras. He went off on a food run in his pick-up truck; when he got lost he made a u-turn on Seawall Boulevard. When he did his truck was smashed into by a motorcycle driven by Christopher Nooregard, a belov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Luis Alberto Dorante, 23, Bayou Body Count No. 3; Hit by Drunk 19-Year-Old Speeding in SUV on Washington Avenue, Cops Say

    A 19-year-old woman speeding down Washington Avenue in a Suburban killed a man and has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, Houston police say. Luis Alberto Dorante, 23, was leaving one of the bars along the popular strip about 1:40 a.m. Saturday when he stepped out into the street in the 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Clifford Johnson, 56, Bayou Body Count No. 2

    A drunk driver killed a man riding in a mobility scooter who had his infant son on his lap, Houston police say. Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against Wilmer Farley III, 20, who police say was drunk when the accident occurred about 3 p.m. yesterday. Clifford Johnson, 56, was rid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Blanca Herrera Lopez, 6, Bayou Body Count No. 189

    Photo by HPDLiliana Zuniga: Charged with intoxication manslaughter.​Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against a woman who crashed her vehicle, killing a six-year-old passenger and injuring five others, Houston police say. Liliana Yamileth Zuniga, 26, was driving on the North L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Conrad Murray Damages Reputation Of Medical Care In Acres Homes

    So much for the Acres Homes Cardiovascular Institute​If there's on thing Acres Homes is known for, it's quality medical care, but somehow Doctor Conrad Murray has managed to stain that illustrious reputation. A California jury found Murray guilty today of involuntary manslaughter in the case ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Halley Catherine Shaw, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 158

    Photo by HPDDaniel Palacios faces manslaughter charges​A teenager has been charged with manslaughter in the traffic death of a Texas Southern law student. Daniel Garcia Palacios, 17, was fleeing from police in a gray Buick LeSabre about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when he ran a red light at the 4100 b ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Unidentified Male Sent Flying From Elevated Freeway, Bayou Body Count No. 156

    Photo by HPDMichael Flores: Charged with intoxication manslaughter​A drunk driver hit a man who was on an elevated freeway shoulder trying to fix his car, sending the victim flying down to the service road below, police say. Michael Anthony Flores, 37, was driving southbound in the 9300 block ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Tarell Waller, 24, and Javon Shantrice Williams, 22, Bayou Body Count Nos. 145 & 146

    HPDChavon Frank faces two counts of intoxication manslaughter​Police say a drunk woman ran a red light and plowed into two pedestrians, and she has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in their deaths. Chavon Latowya Frank, 30, was driving westbound on West Fuqua about 9:15 p.m. Wednes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Unidentified Male Passenger of Alleged Drunk Jaguar Driver, 24, Bayou Body Count No. 90

    HPDChristopher Trumper faces intoxication manslaughter charges​A passenger of a Jaguar was killed in a wee-hours crash on the North Freeway Sunday, and the driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Police say two cars involved in a wreck were stopped in the 2700 block of the hig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Rodrigo Caballero Cisneros, 30, Bayou Body Count No. 75

    HPDNefi Cruz tried to escape on foot.​A drunk driver ran a red light and killed another man early Saturday morning, police say. Nefi Cruz, 22, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of Rodrigo Caballero Cisneros, 30, in the incident that happened about 2 a.m. at the inte ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 76

    HPDMichelle Alcocer: Brother killed in crash​A Houston woman has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with a one-vehicle crash early Sunday that killed her brother and injured a toddler and infant. Michelle Alcocer, 22, was driving a Chevy Tahoe at a high rate of speed no ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    HPD Officer Kevin S. Will, 38, Bayou Body Count No. 74

    HPDKevin Will: Killed while investigating an accident​A man has been charged with intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer after he drove through a traffic barricade and into a Houston cop who was investigating a traffic accident this morning. Officer Kevin S. Will, 38, was pronounced de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Damon Heynen, East Texas Snake Farmer, Back in Court with True Name (and Weird Past) Revealed

    Damon Heynen: Man of many names, and snakes​Last month we brought you the story of an East Texas snake farmer law enforcement identified as David Beauchemin. In recent years, the 44-year-old proprietor of High End Herps has been accused of keeping 79 boas, pythons and other large exotic snakes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Deylan Braxton, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 11

    Drunk driving leads to a death, police say​A late-night traffic accident near downtown has resulted in intoxication manslaughter charges against the driver, Houston police say. Deylan Braxton, 27, was in the backseat of a silver BMW traveling southbound on Dowling when the driver, Jason Deran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Unidentified Female, 21, Bayou Body Count No. 286

    Photot courtesy HPDOscar Javier Sanchez, charged with intoxication manslaughter​Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against a man who drunkenly rammed into two cars while speeding on the Eastex Freeway Saturday night, police say. Oscar Javier Sanchez in is custody in relation to ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Theodore Jones, 31, Bayou Body Count No. 260

    Man killed, his infant survives​Police say a woman was intoxicated, possibly on prescription drugs, when she drove into and killed a man who was standing with his seven-month-old son at a bus stop.Theodore Jones, 31, was killed. His son, Seth, who was in a stroller, was taken to the hospital with ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 24, Bayou Body Count No. 258

    Miguel Grimaldo: Arrested for intoxication manslaughter​Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against a man who killed his passenger in a northside accident early Sunday morning.Miguel Angel Grimaldo, 29, was driving a white Infinity at a high rate of speed on Lillja Road about 4:30 a. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Unidentified Female, 54, Bayou Body Count No. 245

    Police say a drunk driver killed a woman​Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against a driver who was driving south in the northbound lanes of Eldridge Parkway Sunday afternoon.The suspect, Nicholas Jared Mireles, 24, was charged with causing the death of a 54-year-old woman whose id ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Rogelio Flores, Bayou Body Count No. 192

    Tow-truck driver killed​Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against a man who forced a speeding tow truck to crash, killing its driver, police say.Rogelio Villalobos, 25, was driving eastbound in the 8900 block of Jensen about 1 a.m. Friday when he cut off a fast-moving tow truck, po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 191

    Killed by a drunk driver, police say​A man "in his 60s" was killed by a drunk driver early this morning on the south side of town, Houston police say.Edward Cano, 35, faces an intoxication manslaughter charge after the 12:30 a.m. accident.Police said Cano was driving northbound on Cullen near the ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Unidentified Victim, Bayou Body Count No. 188

    Killed on the West Loop​A drunk driver killed his passenger on the West Loop Satruday morning, police say.Rogelio Velazquez Morin, 37, has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in the incident, which occurred in the 3100 block of the West Loop North about 6:30 a.m. Saturday.Police say he was ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Unidentified Males, 67 and 55, Bayou Body Counts Nos. 184 & 185

    Alleged drunk driver kills two around noon​Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against the driver of a truck that rammed into a vehicle and caused the death of two men Monday afternoon on the Gulf Freeway.Michael Gregory Petty, 28, was charged in the accident, which occured about 12: ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 41, Bayou Body Count No. 180

    Hit by a drunk driver, police say​A man who had been arguing at a gas station stepped into traffic and was killed by a drunk driver Sunday night, police said.Milton George Monroe, 66, was charged with intoxication manslaughter in the incident.Police say the victim, whose name was not released "cau ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Avianca Cortez, 13, Detrihanna Davis, 13 and RaShaunda Raleigh, 17, Bayou Body Counts No. 173-175

    Three teens' lives wiped out​Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against a man who prosectors say was drunk when he ran a red light and broadsided an SUV, killing three passengers.Sajan Timalshina, 25, was driving a Toyota Camry on the feeder road at Beltway 8 and the Eastex Freeway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Two Unidentified DWI Victims, Bayou Body Count Nos. 163 & 164

    Two dead from an alleged drunk driver​Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against a driver who ran a stop sign on Almeda Genoa and killed two people, Houston police said.Few details were available, but police say a suspected drunk driver ran through a stop sign about 11:45 p.m. Satur ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 47, Bayou Body Count No. 142

    No seatbelts and drinking -- not a good combination​Being drunk and not wearing a seatbelt is generally not a good idea while driving.And a Houston man faces intoxication manslaughter charges after he crashed his car on the West Loop North early Saturday, killing his passenger.Louis M. Morones, Jr ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 66, Bayou Body Count No. 124

    Down from Illinois, killed crossing the street​Charges have been filed in the auto-pedestrian accident of a 66-year-old man killed while crossing the street near a few blocks south of Washington Avenue.Brian Madden, 36, was driving a white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup around 6:15 Sunday afternoon in the ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Elizabeth Cedillo, Four Months Old, Bayou Body Count No. 99

    Photo courtesy HCSOSmashed into a house, killing a baby, and fled the scene​A drunk driver ran through a stop sign about 4 a.m. Sunday, continued on up a driveway, and smashed into a house, hitting the room where four-month-old Elizabeth Cedillo was sleeping.The infant was pronounced dead Monday n ... More >>

  • News

    February 4, 2010

    Crash Reports

    Running a red light and killing someone does not automatically mean you're in trouble in Harris County.

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    August 19, 2009

    "Prison Sex" and Other Songs Jacko's Ex-Doctor Doesn't Want to Hear Right Now

    Well, this is a strange and incongruous turn of events. Normally when a celebrity gets pumped full of pills by a dubious "personal physician" and croaks, there are no repercussions and everyone's free to split up the dead guy's loot like Christmas came early. Not this time, however: Fox News report ... More >>

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    July 8, 2004

    The Last Word

    They've fought for justice for nine years, but time is running out

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    April 1, 1999