Cover Story: Texas's Seven Deadly Crime Sins

When staff writer John Nova Lomax set about his review of the crimes committed in Texas in 2012, he rapidly discovered that the Bible had a lot to say about them.

Yes, all manner of crime that had evaded other groupings seemed to fall right into place once the Seven Deadly Sins were ticked off one by one. Which is why, under the heading of "Lust", you can read about the South Texas man who had his way with a neighbor's mare and the female high school English teacher/ sports coach who had sex with four of her students while her military husband was away.

Under "Gluttony" there was Crystal Marie Mosquera, who allegedly tried to walk out of a College Station Walmart without paying for a case of Mike's Hard Lemonade, an 18-pack of Bud Light Lime, a 12-pack of Bud Light Lime-A-Rita, and six-packs each of Twisted Tea, Smirnoff Ice, Smirnoff Ice Cherry Lime, Smirnoff Cranberry & Lime, Smirnoff Screwdriver, and Smirnoff Blueberry & Lemonade. Mosquera also reportedly helped herself to a dozen packages of various daiquiri and hard-lemonade mixes. And then there was the ice cream, oodles and oodles of ice cream: a box each of Breyer's S'mores and fudge bars, and numerous boxes of Twix, Snickers and Milky Way ice cream bars.

For all this and more, we advise you to turn to Texas Crimes of the Year, 2012 and access the sad ways people have fallen off the straight and narrow.

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