He just loved to kill; it was almost a mission. After 20 or more sexually-motivated murders, however, serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells, who avoided police by traveling through the U.S. and killing in different states, was finally caught with the help of a victim who survived. He was executed Thursday.
In their defense, the chicken was jaywalking, and the officer was doing his job.
Face down in a pool of crimson, in the shadow of a blood-spattered grade-school picture of the smiling stepdaughter she helped raise, Caren Koslow lay dead, nearly decapitated. This Fort Worth oil-heiress and her wealthy banker husband would never know that in the early hours of March 12, 1992, a family fury would be released.
Texan Rashad Charjuan Owens was drunk and driving a stolen car when he saw police lights in the mirror. Instead of stopping, he sped up and crashed into a crowd of SXSW concert-goers in Austin, killing two and injuring 25 others.
Police in Houston, Texas, are searching for man, who firebombed a car early on March 12, 2014, and set himself on fire in the process. After appearing on surveillance camera with a lit firebomb, the suspect has so much trouble smashing the car window that he steps on his own incendiary device, setting it and his pants let aflame.
Proving that the humble newspaper is still a mighty media instrument, Timeshia Brown took out an ad in a Texas local newspaper to announce her husband’s extra-marital affair and expected baby.
Today a Texas judge ruled that Don Collins, 29, may be tried for murder as an adult in the case of Robbie Middleton, 8, who named Collins as the 13-year-old boy who in 1998 raped him, doused him in gas, set him on fire and left him for dead. It took Robbie 13 years to die.
The Phantom Killer, a serial killer known for killing when the moon was full, is believed to have murdered five people in Texarkana, the last victim on May 4, 1946. The case remains unsolved.
A Texas man who was able to escape police Saturday after a narcotics arrest, was however, unable to escape his handcuffs, and called 911 to complain that they were cutting off his circulation.
The man who posted a video of himself riding a motorcycle recklessly through San Antonio traffic on the police department’s Facebook page, commenting “catch me if you can,” has been caught.