Dorothy Clark Canfield might look like your grandmother, but in lockup she had an ominous nickname: "No Soul." Canfield, 85, apparently picked up the moniker after being jailed in Montgomery County in 2012 on charges that she swindled undocumented immigrants out of $100,000 after posing as an immi ... More >>
Ronald Lee Haskell, who allegedly killed six former in-laws in Spring, Texas, stayed out of sight for Monday's status meeting between his attorney and the prosecutor, the Chron reports. In his last court appearance on July 11, Haskell dramatically collapsed upon hearing the charges against him. Ac ... More >>
Updated: This story was updated to include a statement from one of the victim's father. It can be tough to face reality. The man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family collapsed in court Friday morning upon hearing the allegations against him, according to reports. The Associated P ... More >>
The state Court of Criminal Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday in the curious case of Neal Hampton Robbins, convicted in Montgomery County in 1999 of killing his girlfriend's 17-month old daughter, and sentenced to life in prison. It's the first time the CCA will hear arguments under a 2013 statu ... More >>
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced last week that he was retiring from football. ESPN immediately signed him to a contract to become one of their analysts on their nearly unwatchable pre and post-game shows. Commentators, many of whom appear to have never seen Lawrence Taylor play, stat ... More >>
A 20-year-old Houston man has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the deaths of his great-grandfather and his aunt on Thursday, November 8. Cameron Gerald Dorsey is charged in the deaths of Clements Vincent Dorsey, 89, and Barbara Ann Dorsey Alexander, 61, whose bodies were discovered ... More >>
Murder charges are pending against a 34-year-old man in the fatal shooting of another man, Houston police report. Kirk Pierre Rhodes was arrested following the shooting at 6013 Schroeder about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 7. The identity of the male victim, 53, was being withheld pending notif ... More >>
A deadly assault has resulted in murder charges after a roadside stabbing shortly before midnight September 9, police say. Manuel Ignacio Iracheta, 20, was killed in the 8000 block of the North Freeway after an altercation grew violent, HPD says. Octavio Daniel Figueroa, 23, has been charged with ... More >>
Homicide investigators are looking into the death of a man whose body was fished out of a northwest side bayou Sunday afternoon. An autopsy will be performed to determine both the cause of death and the identity of the victim, police say. The body was discovered near the 7000 block of Antoine abou ... More >>
A man was stabbed to death in an apparent robbery attempt on the west side shortly after midnight Sunday, Houston police say. HPD responded Sunday to a "man down" call about 12:10 a.m. at the 8600 block of Beechnut near South Gessner. The victim was found suffering from several stab wounds and was ... More >>
Troy McWhorter was scheduled to be released from prison next month after serving time for theft, but now he faces murder charges in a 2004 case brought by the Harris County Sheriff's Office cold-case squad. HCSO investigators say McWhorter's DNA matches that found on the abandoned body of Shonda Al ... More >>
A man walking home on the northwest side about 2 a.m. this morning was shot to death by an unknown assailant, Houston police say. Gabriel Morales, 55, was walking home along the 5800 block of West Tidwell about 1:50 a.m. when someone approached him, shot him and left him for dead on the sidewalk, p ... More >>
A northwest-side woman has been charged with murder in the killing of her husband Saturday night, police say. Dedra Jackson , 46, got into an argument with her 22-year-old daughter about 7: 40 p.m. Satuday in an apartment in the 1500 block of Big Bend, HPD says. The argument "then escalated into a ... More >>
A murder case that began with scant information has ended with an arrest a month later, Houston police say. Bryan 0. Kossie, 23, has been charged with murder in the June 9 killing of Byron Reado, 29, near the South Loop and Cullen Boulevard. Cops say the were dispatched to an apartment complex at ... More >>
Houston police are investigating the stabbing death of a man that occurred Friday afternoon. The identity of the victim, who was found face down at a residence at 10751 Corona Lane about 4:30 p.m. on July 27, is being withheld pending notification of relatives.
A 29-year-old man was shot to death about 6 p.m. Wednesday while he stood in a driveway at 5542 Shamrock, Houston police say. Corie Doyle was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead on Thursday, July 26.
Isaac Vela probably never knew what hit him. At 3 a.m. Sunday, the young Latin King was waiting for a ride on a barely paved street in front of a ramshackle house in the scraggly South Texas town. Suddenly a Ford Escape containing five armed men belonging to the rival Raza Unida gang came roaring do ... More >>
A candlelight memorial service for a murder victim ended with an argument and a fatal shooting, police say. Some 200 to 300 people were in and around Yellowstone Park in south Houston for a memorial for Brandon Bryant, killed Tuesday. Dexter Gerald August, 35, was shot several times about 8:50 p.m ... More >>
A teen who was critically injured in a fight March 25 has died, and murder charges have been filed against another teen. Alvin Foley III, 18, was shot with two companions in the 9800 block of Club Creek about 10 p.m. that night. He was taken to Ben Taub but died. Police arrested Denzel Earl McGee, ... More >>
Police are looking for a man they say killed his girlfriend, called 911 and then fled. Alan Erskine, 38, is charged with murder in the death of Lavandra Stevens, 24, about six in the morning Sunday in an apartment in the 4200 block of West 34th Street. Police say she suffered "unknown injuries" a ... More >>
Man shot at transmission shop.According to media reports, police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found dead in an auto repair shop over the weekend. Police report Roy W. Scott, 50, of Houston was found dead at Charlie's Transmission Shop at 7012 N. Shepherd Saturday morning. He ... More >>
It took a while, but they got their menThey'd been on the run from murder charges for more than 40 years, but the second of two brothers wanted for a 1980 bar killing has been arrested in Chicago and extradited here. Avacu Arroyo, 60, and his brother Epifanio Jaime Arroyo, 55, "used multiple ... 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 >>
"Person of interest" arrested wearing body armorA man was shot to death in a southside apartment complex early Saturday morning, police say. A "person of interest" has been arrested after a brief SWAT stand-off in which he was found to be wearing body armor. Glenn Terrance Sherman, 28, has n ... More >>
Wesley Clark faces murder chargesThree men were talking on a porch early Saturday morning when one took out a pistol and started firing, police say. Wesley Clark, 26 has been charged with murder for killing Steven Sadler, 25, on the northwest side of town about 6 a.m. Saturday. Police Clark ... More >>
Shot to death during an argument.An 18-year-old man was shot to death during an argument on the south side Monday, Houston police say. Torrence Demond Haywood, 18, was "involved in a verbal dispute" with another man about 11 a.m. in the 5100 block of Mallow, HPD says. The other man pulled o ... More >>
HPDWonder Sam has confessed, HPD says.Last week Houston police released a security-cam picture of a smiling black woman leaving a northside nursing home where a resident had just been stabbed to death. Someone called in to Crime Stoppers with a tip, and today HPD announced the woman had been ... More >>
"Frenchfry": Charged with killing an elderly man taking out the garbageTwo months ago, Illinois police used a fingerprint to arrest a man for the 1988 rape of a 12-year-old girl in Orange County, Texas. In another OC-related cold case, police in Orange County last week arrested Frank Ulysses ... More >>
Ronnie Earl Brewer: Off-duty constable found shot to deathA deputy constable was found shot to death in his car on the north side near the Eastex Freeway early this morning, Houston police say. Ronnie Earl Brewer, 47, had been a deputy constable in Precinct 4 for a decade; the car he was dri ... More >>
Robbery leads to fatal shooting.A westside man was shot and killed by two robbers Tuesday night, police say. Antonio Ortega Carranza, 56, and his wife had arrived home in the 1400 block of Murrayhill Drive about 9:20 p.m. "after closing their nearby taqueria stands," HPD says. They were con ... More >>
Fatal shooting on the west sideA robbery in a westside apartment led to the death of a young man Friday night, police say. The 22-year-old victim, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of his family, was visiting friends in an apartment in the 2700 block of Briargrove, near W ... More >>
A body found dead on the northeast sideA man was found dead in the street on the northeast side Friday morning, and the police suspect foul play. A driver passing by saw a body in the road at the 5400 block of Caplin and called police. Responders found the body of Jony Josue Benites-Lopez, 2 ... More >>
Photo courtesy HPD Victim Sam Irick and his alleged killer Anthony Ray FerrellThe man charged with killing a Good Samaritan during a purse-snatching is the third person to escape the same state-contracted halfway house in the last 20 months.Anthony Ray Ferrell had fled a "halfway house in ... More >>
Photo courtesy HCSOEdward Gutierrez finally confessesWhen Santiago Conale, 23, was found stabbed to death back in 1979, investigators interrogated Edward Gutierrez.They didn't press any charges against him, though, so he must have had a convincing alibi.Thirty-one years later, members of the Harr ... More >>
Montogomery County might have had a serial killer 20 years agoA Montgomery County detective has detected a possible pattern in five murders committed between 1980 and 1983. All of the victims were young women from blue-collar backgrounds, and all were found dumped along major roadways. "That's ... More >>
Photo courtesy HCSOAndre Sloan: Charged with a 1990 murderThe Harris County Sheriff's Office used DNA evidence to crack a cold case and file murder charges against Andre Sloan in a 20-year-old killing, officials said today.Finding Sloan, 48, won't be too difficult: He's currently serving a life s ... More >>
An arrest, but not many answers yetA man has confessed to killing a woman whose decomposed body was found on the north side Friday evening.Ruben Escobedo Juarez, 41, has been charged with murder in the case of the unidentified female, believed to be between 40 and 50 years old. Her remains were d ... More >>
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