In case you need another bit of horrible news, the folks over at Texas Council on Family Violence kicked off the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month by releasing a report on women murdered by domestic violence. The annual report, based on data gathered and confirmed through law enforcement, d ... More >>
WHO KILLED THE SUN FAMILY? $70,000 REWARD. You'll be seeing that on billboards in the Houston area and in other parts of the state since investigators still can't tell us what happened to a Cypress family found murdered inside their Fosters Creek Drive home. While the shock from the murder has su ... More >>
Murder charges have been filed against a 21-year-old man suspected of killing a Bellaire police officer and a man who came to his aid Christmas Eve. Harlem Harold Lewis has been charged with capital murder and murder in the shooting deaths of Bellaire Police Corporal J.D. Norman, 53, and Terry Tayl ... More >>
The paroled murderer of the owner of a famous, long-lived Texas Gulf Coast beer joint is dead, apparently at his own hand after killing his girlfriend in their Victoria apartment. 51-year-old Bennie Ray Dupnik Jr. and 44-year-old Sandra Rivera were discovered by Rivera's sons. Rivera had been stab ... More >>
Police says drug activity might be connected with the August 28 fatal shooting of a man on the northwest side of town. Katy resident Timothy Briscoe, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 10200 block of Bamboo Road about 5 p.m. that afternoon, inside a residence police say is "known for drug ... More >>
A man was shot to death by his neighbor Tuesday night, but police don't know why. Reginald Sheppard, 23, was shot by Jairo Umanzor, 27, about 9:40 p.m. in the 4300 block of Fallen Oaks, near Tidwell and T.C. Jester. "Umanzor admitted to his involvement in Sheppard's death," HPD says. "At this time ... More >>
The count is down.You're living in a safer place, Houstonians. Mayor Annise Parker and police chief Charles McClelland say so. Both officials touted a drop in the murder rate today, saying homicide in the city is lower than it's been in 40 years. HPD says there were 198 murders in 2011 acco ... More >>
Here is an unlikely looking trio of alleged murderers. If they were with Snow White, they'd be Pissy, Sneery and Shocked. Angelica Lee Serrano, 20, Ralph Ernest Alonso, 23, and Daniel Allen Porter, 21, have all been charged with murder in the November 16 murder of Warren Keith White, 29. White was ... More >>
A stabbing death at four in the morningA 32-year-old man was stabbed to death in northwest Houston early Sunday morning, police say. They say the man, whose name has not been released pending notification of his family, stopped at a parking lot at 700 West Mount Houston about 4 in the mornin ... More >>
Photo by HPDFreddie Clark Jr. faces murder chargesA man was shot to death in his westside apartment and an arrest has been made in the case, Houston police say. Matthew David Johnson, 47, was shot in the chest in his apartment in the 11700 block of Southlake Drive about noon Thursday, Octobe ... More >>
Shot to death in a vacant lot.A man was shot to death during an argument on the north side Sunday night, police say. Jesus Enrique Hoffman, 38, "had an argument with two unknown Hispanic males" in a vacant lot in the 8600 block of East Hardy about 8:40 p.m. last night, HPD says. "The argume ... More >>
Road rage leads to murder.A man whose car was involved in a road-rage altercation was followed home and shot to death early Sunday morning, Houston police say. The man's identity was not released, but he was shot to death about 3:30 Sunday morning in an apartment complex on the southeast sid ... More >>
A man was found shot to death in his westside business Saturday and his car was stolen, Houston police say. Matthew Mehdi Rouhani, 61, was found dead by employees in the 1600 block of Upland about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, HPD says. "Mr. Rouhani had not been seen since last Tuesday (Aug. 30) and his emp ... More >>
Left for dead outisde a nightclubThe body of a man who was shot to death was discovered outside a southwest-side after-hours club early Monday morning, but that's about all police know. The body was found about 6 a.m. Labor Day outside the La Raza Discotec on Hillcroft near Bellaire Boulevar ... More >>
HPDJohnathan Dixon admitted killing Lackey, police say.A gunfight on the northeast side left one man dead Sunday morning, Houston police said. Billy Joe Lackey, 32, was killed in a shootout with Johnathan Dixon, 25, about 11 a.m. Sunday in the 7900 block of Lynette. Police got a call about ... More >>
Murder or suicide?Houston homicide detectives are investigating a stabbing death last night that may be a suicide. Michael Cortez, 22, was found dead in an apartment in the 9400 block of Redford about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday. Police had been called to the southeast side residence on a suicide i ... More >>
Either stabbed or shot to death.A man was killed in southeast Houston early Sunday morning, and his assailant is on the run. Reece Daniel Gonzales, 24, was attacked in an apartment in the 8400 block of Winkler, Houston police say. He stumbled out of the place trying to escape; he was taken t ... More >>
HPDChristian Meza: Teen wanted on murder chargesAlthough there was some confusion surrounding the death of Bernie's Burger Bus employee Daniel Pacheco, 18, Houston police initially said that Pacheco was killed July 10 when he and friends were drinking and passing around a gun someone thought ... More >>
J. Patrick Capps's self-posted wiki pictureThe 2005 murder-for-hire of trucking company owner James Kelly was one of the most high-profile cases in recent East Texas memory. In the aftermath, Kelly's wife Marcia and stepdaughter Shaina Sepulvado received capital murder convictions and are eac ... More >>
A home invasion, a stolen car, a deathA Kashmere Gardens man was shot to death in what police believe was a home invasion Friday afternoon. Terrance Nelson, 28, was found dead from a gunshot wound in his home in the 3900 block of Kress about 3:40 p.m. Friday. "He appeared to have been killed ... More >>
Horror story: Five-year-old shot by his seven-year-old brother.Houston homicide investigators are looking into the shooting death of a five-year-old boy who was shot by his seven-year-old brother. The two were left unattended in a Katy Freeway motel room while their father was in the motel's ... More >>
Found dead in a carA woman was found shot to death in a car early this morning on the far southwest side of town, Houston police say. A man was walking his dog about 4 a.m. when he discovered the body in the 12200 block of Hodges and called 911. Police say the woman was shot at least twice. ... More >>
Signs of a struggle.HPD homicide investigators are looking into the death of a 66-year-old man who was found dead in an assisted-living center amid signs of a struggle. The man, whose identity has not been released pending notification of his family, was found in his room in the 600 block of ... More >>
Argument leads to stabbing death.A man was stabbed to death in the driveway of his southeast side home Sunday night, Houston police say. Courtney Bell, 28, got in an argument with two men about 10:30 last night and ended up stabbed several times. He was taken to Ben Taub Hospital and pronoun ... More >>
Police hope someone will recognize this.Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a woman stabbed to death on the southeast side Sunday night. The woman was found with multiple stab wounds in the Broadway Park Apartments in the 2500 block of Broadway about 11:45 p.m.; she was t ... More >>
HPDChristopher Washington: Faces capital murder chargesA west Houston man has been charged with beating his baby daughter to death, police say. Christopher Washington, 35, is charged with capital murder in the death of Sandrell Crosby, 1, about 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the 2900 block of ... More >>
Franklin County SONorma Jean Clark, accused of murdering her husband in 1987Back in April 1987, when Edmund High Clark was found dead in his bedroom from a shot to the head and one in the back, his wife Norma Jean said she'd been sleeping in another room and was awakened by the shots. She fl ... More >>
Shooting death after a fightA fight on the southwest side led to a shooting death Friday night, police say. Houston police say Justin Lipkins, 21, "had been involved in a physical altercation" about 11 p.m. Friday and was then shot as he was nearing his apartment in the 9000 block of South ... More >>
Photo courtesy HPDPercy Hines III, charged with murderMurder charges have been filed in the case of a dead body found in a truck in a southwest side convenience store parking lot, police say. John Chime, 41, might have been dead for almost a week before his body was discovered Sunday afterno ... More >>
Photo courtesy HPDIsaiah Hurts, charged with murderBeverly Hurts, 54, who had told others of years of physical abuse at the hands of her husband, was beaten to death with a baseball bat by that husband Saturday, police say. Isaiah Hurts, 55, has been charged with murder. Media reports say he ... More >>
A neighborly disputeA dispute between neighbors on the north side ended up with one man dead and another on the run, police say.Margarito Mata Venegas, 31, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his neighbor, Adam Ortega, 41, in an incident that occurred about 8:30 Saturday night i ... More >>
Photo courtesy HCSOMichelle Gaiser, alleged criminal mastermindA fifth suspect has been arrested in connection with events surrounding the alleged murder-for-hire plot of Yvonne Stern, the Bellaire trial lawyer's wife who survived three recent attempted hits.Houston police say that 26-year-old Da ... More >>
Murder charges have been brought against Fredy Ramon Lagos in the stabbing death of an unidentified man Saturday night. Police say an argument between the two men that took place at an apartment complex in the 6300 block of West Bellfort around 11:00 PM escalated into a fist fight, then Lago ... More >>
Still on the runA woman was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher in a robber on the south side.Joel Burt Thompkins, 47, is wanted in the death of Bridget Renee Jones, 46. She was discovered beaten near the door of her apartment in the 5800 block of Sunforest around 7:50 a.m. Friday.The body w ... More >>
A very poor getaway attemptIneptitude reigned in a fracas that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old man on the southeast side.Favian Ramirez was shot at 1:30 Wednesday morning and died in the hospital; two men have been charged with murder.Police say Ramirez had earlier argued with the men -- R ... More >>
A white woman's dead and the black teenager accused of killing her is guilty until proven innocent
courtesy of HPD Moses ReedHouston police have closed the books on yet another homicide after tracking down the final suspect in a deadly carjacking.Moses Reed, 17, was arrested last week and charged with murder for the July 15 slaying of 53-year-old Huu Khanh Phung. Detectives had pre ... More >>
This is a sidebar to the story posted yesterday on the murder of Brad Will. Brad Will is the latest victim in a continuum of U.S. reporters who have traveled to Mexico to document the struggle for justice here -- and perhaps assuage their personal demons -- and have wound up in a shallow grave or o ... More >>
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