Unidentified Female, 31, Allegedly Shot by 59-Year-Old Common-Law Husband, Bayou Body Count No. 50

A man shot his common-law wife, and when she escaped to a neighbor he dragged her back by gunpoint and finished the job of killing her, Houston police say.

James McCarr Robinson, 59, first shot his common-law wife shortly before 9 a.m. Monday in the 4000 block of Liberty, HPD says.

The 31-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, ran to a neighbor's house. "Robinson went to the neighbor's house, pointed a pistol at him and then took the female victim by force back to his residence," HPD says. "Gunshots were then heard from inside the residence."

The SWAT team was called out, but before long Robinson walked out and surrendered.

"The victim was found deceased inside the residence," HPD says. "Robinson admitted to fatally shooting and killing her."

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