Harold Lewis Bacon, 64, Killed by Girlfriend, Who Then Stayed with Body for Nine Hours, Bayou Body Count No. 20

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Linda Darnice Dorsey, a 55-year-old woman who had been paroled for an earlier murder, shot her 64-year-old boyfriend and then stayed with the body for nine hours before calling police, police say.

Harold Lewis Bacon had come to Dorsey's apartment in northwest Houston around 1 a.m. Sunday, and she told police she shot him in the head.

She did not call 911 until 10 a.m., when she reported that she had woken to find Bacon unresponsive. After further questioning, she told police she waited to call because she wanted to be near him.

"In that span of nine hours, Dorsey attempted to clean up the crime scene," HPD says.

The Houston Chronicle says that Dorsey, under the name of Linda Cardenas, was convicted in 1987 of killing her first husband and was paroled in 2003.

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