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Houston CBS affiliate KHOU TV forced off the air by Hurricane Harvey.

At least one Houston TV station is now down due to Hurricane Harvey.
By 12pm CDT rising water forced KHOU TV, Channel 11 CBS, off the air. Initially, the station relocated from their ground floor studio to an improvised facility on the second floor of their building. By noon local time they had to cease operations in the building entirely.
The Channel 11 broadcast signal is down. The station is streaming special Houston news & weather coverage from a sister station in Dallas on the KHOU web site.
http://www.khou.com/weatheflood-water-seeps-into-houston-news-studio-during-live-broadcast/468095916
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Houston CBS affiliate KHOU TV forced off the air by Hurricane Harvey.

At least one Houston TV station is now down due to Hurricane Harvey.
By 12pm CDT today rising water forced KHOU TV, Channel 11 CBS, off the air. Initially, the station relocated from their ground floor studio to an improvised facility on the second floor of their building. By noon local time they had to cease operations in the building entirely.
The Channel 11 broadcast signal is down. The station is streaming special Houston news & weather coverage from a sister station in Dallas on the KHOU web site.
http://www.khou.com/weatheflood-water-seeps-into-houston-news-studio-during-live-broadcast/468095916
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[National] - Houston CBS affiliate KHOU evacuates to second floor studio as waters rise outside TV station | Houston Chronicle

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[National] - Houston CBS affiliate KHOU evacuates to second floor studio as waters rise outside TV station

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David Begnaud: I joined our friends at @KHOU, the CBS affiliate in Houston, for their morning editorial meeting. Their new normal is ours: everyone working from home. Khou is masterful in covering disasters with compassion courage & context. Onward, friends. Stay safe.

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The studio of the CBS affiliate in Houston, KHOU, flooded in Houston. While the studio evacuates, Brandi Smith and her cameraman, Mario, have to singlehandedly keep the station on air. Mid-broadcast, they find a submerged truck driver, flag down a sheriff and, in doing so, save the man's life.

The studio of the CBS affiliate in Houston, KHOU, flooded in Houston. While the studio evacuates, Brandi Smith and her cameraman, Mario, have to singlehandedly keep the station on air. Mid-broadcast, they find a submerged truck driver, flag down a sheriff and, in doing so, save the man's life. submitted by Howinator to videos [link] [comments]

What KHOU-TV (CBS Affiliate station in Houston, TX USA) looked like after it just returned on the air around 15:30~15:52 CDT August 27, 2017

What KHOU-TV (CBS Affiliate station in Houston, TX USA) looked like after it just returned on the air around 15:30~15:52 CDT August 27, 2017 submitted by ramsaso to houston [link] [comments]

Dreadlocks graduation ceremony: Texas teen suspended, told no walking at graduation because of his hair and the dress code

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A Texas school district suspended a black student and told him he would not walk at graduation this spring unless he cuts his dreadlocks - and the controversy erupted at a public meeting on Martin Luther King Day.
The Barbers Hill ISD school board in Mont Belvieu said this is not an issue of race, but many local activists say otherwise, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU reports.
"This is a black and white issue," Gary Monroe, with the United Urban Alumni Association, said.
Monroe said if the board doesn't resolve the issue soon, the United Urban Alumni Association will take the case to the federal court.
"The dress code is designed by white people for white people and is damaging to black bodies," Black Lives Matter activist Ashton Woods told KHOU. Arnold's family hopes his hair does not derail his future, and they have vowed to fight the school district's decision to the end.
Some speakers at the school board meeting supported the ruling, but KHOU reports most did not buy the district's explanation.
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HOUSTON ASTROS WIN THE WORLD SERIES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TEAM HISTORY!

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Live Stream Of Houston CBS Affiliate To See The Party: http://www.khou.com/news/live_stream/khou-live-video/94483732
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Large tiger found in abandoned Houston home when 2 people slip in to smoke pot

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Police are investigating after a tiger was found in a home in Houston Monday, reports the CBS affiliate there, KHOU-TV. Officials said two people who went into the abandoned home to smoke marijuana called 311 when they found the large cat.
311 officials transferred the call the BARC animal shelter, which got a warrant to search the home.
Crews nicknamed him "Tyson" after a character in the movie "The Hangover." Officers said Tyson was well fed and in good shape but in accommodations poorly suited for him.
On Tuesday, an undisclosed animal sanctuary in Texas will transport Tyson to his new home.
The location isn't being made public while an investigation into who owns the tiger continues.
It's legal to own a tiger in Texas if the owner has a wild game permit but it's illegal to have one in Houston and Tyson's owner, if found, could face a hefty fine.
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Texas Female Teacher raped 13 year old boy nearly everyday for months.

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'A Texas middle school teacher who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student could face up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child. Alexandria Vera, who was arrested in June, told police that she fell in love with one of her students after the two began a relationship through Instagram messages. The 24-year-old former eighth-grade English teacher at Stovall Middle School in Houston also said that the boy’s family was supportive of the affair.
Vera, who pleaded guilty on Wednesday, was initially charged with continuous sexual assault of a child, which carries a maximum punishment of life in prison. By pleading guilty to a lesser charge, her sentence was capped at 30 years, according to the Houston Chronicle. She also is eligible for deferred adjudication, in which case she will be placed on probation and will have no felony on her record if she successfully completes the terms, the Houston Chronicle reported. [Texas teacher had sex with her 8th grade English student ‘on almost a daily basis,’ police say]
Follow Asbury Park Press ✔ @AsburyParkPress WATCH: Alexandria Vera pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault. A middle school teacher, she got pregnant after sex with an 8th-grader. 2:30 AM - 18 Nov 2016 4 4 Retweets 2 2 likes “We’re very much hoping for deferred adjudication,” Vera’s attorney, Ricardo Rodriguez, said, according to the Houston Chronicle. Vera told police that she met the boy during summer school in 2015. She said she initially resisted the boy’s advances until sometime last fall, when she agreed to hang out with her student. Prosecutors say Vera and the teen had sex almost every day for nine months. She told investigators that they love each other, according to court documents. During the relationship, Vera told her neighbors that the boy was her brother, according to KHOU, a CBS affiliate.
The boy’s parents had known of the relationship since October of last year, and they accepted it, Vera told police. A police investigation began earlier this year after the school principal received a tip about Vera. She told police that she had gotten pregnant and had an abortion after Child Protective Services questioned her about the relationship in February, according to KTRK-TV, an ABC affiliate. Vera has been free on a $100,000 bail and has been wearing a GPS ankle monitor. She’s scheduled for a sentencing hearing in January. The now-14-year-old boy, who also admitted to the sexual relationship, is in foster care and will remain there at least until August, according to KHOU. The boy’s mother also was investigated by Child Protective Services, according to media reports.'
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Game-Thread: Tennessee Titans (1-0) at Houston Texans (1-0) Sept. 13 2013 12:00pm

Tennessee Titans (1-0) at (1-0) Houston Texans
Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX) Scattered T-Storms, 91° September 15th, 2013 12:00pm CST
Tennessee Titans Houston Texans
Head Coach Mike Munchak Gary Kubiak
TV WRKN 2 ABC KHOU 11 CBS – Houston
Team Announcers Mike Keith, Cory Curtis Mark Vandermeer, Joel Meyers
Team Blogs Music City Miracles Battle Red Blog
Kickoff: 12:00pm CST On-Line Stream: Wiziwig NFL Game-Center :Texans vs Titans Odds: Hou -4 O/U 44.5
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Score
7 3 0 14 24
7 0 7 16 30
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Female Texas teacher who had sex with a 13 year old is looking at years in prison.

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'A Texas middle school teacher who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student could face up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Alexandria Vera, who was arrested in June, told police that she fell in love with one of her students after the two began a relationship through Instagram messages. The 24-year-old former eighth-grade English teacher at Stovall Middle School in Houston also said that the boy’s family was supportive of the affair.
Vera, who pleaded guilty on Wednesday, was initially charged with continuous sexual assault of a child, which carries a maximum punishment of life in prison. By pleading guilty to a lesser charge, her sentence was capped at 30 years, according to the Houston Chronicle.
She also is eligible for deferred adjudication, in which case she will be placed on probation and will have no felony on her record if she successfully completes the terms, the Houston Chronicle reported.
[Texas teacher had sex with her 8th grade English student ‘on almost a daily basis,’ police say]
Follow Asbury Park Press ✔ @AsburyParkPress WATCH: Alexandria Vera pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault. A middle school teacher, she got pregnant after sex with an 8th-grader. 2:30 AM - 18 Nov 2016 4 4 Retweets 2 2 likes “We’re very much hoping for deferred adjudication,” Vera’s attorney, Ricardo Rodriguez, said, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Vera told police that she met the boy during summer school in 2015. She said she initially resisted the boy’s advances until sometime last fall, when she agreed to hang out with her student.
Prosecutors say Vera and the teen had sex almost every day for nine months. She told investigators that they love each other, according to court documents. During the relationship, Vera told her neighbors that the boy was her brother, according to KHOU, a CBS affiliate.
The boy’s parents had known of the relationship since October of last year, and they accepted it, Vera told police.
A police investigation began earlier this year after the school principal received a tip about Vera. She told police that she had gotten pregnant and had an abortion after Child Protective Services questioned her about the relationship in February, according to KTRK-TV, an ABC affiliate.
Vera has been free on a $100,000 bail and has been wearing a GPS ankle monitor. She’s scheduled for a sentencing hearing in January.
The now-14-year-old boy, who also admitted to the sexual relationship, is in foster care and will remain there at least until August, according to KHOU. The boy’s mother also was investigated by Child Protective Services, according to media reports.'
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Teen charged with trying to help ISIS had big plans: Authorities

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The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, a U.S. citizen, was arrested on Dec. 8 following an undercover FBI operation.
A statement says Damlarkaya said he intended to travel overseas and fight for ISIS and said he tried to get to Syria twice.
It also says Damlarkaya provided to alleged ISIS supporters a formula for explosive Triacetone Triperoxide and instructions how to use it in a pressure cooker device containing shrapnel.
According to the criminal complaint, Damlarkaya also gave instructions on how to build an AK-47 or AR-15 assault rifle from readily available parts to avoid detection from officials, reports CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV. According to the station, documents say he also talked about using a machete or Samurai sword and claimed to carry a knife in case he was stopped by authorities.
In November, according to court documents, Damlarkaya said, "If I buy a gun or supplies for a bomb, they will heat up pressureust like a few months ago when I was trying an operation but they found out."
The U.S. has designated ISIS as a terrorist organization.
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Video surfaces of fatal beating in Denny's parking lot

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HOUSTON - A new cellphone video has surfaced in the case of a Texas man allegedly beaten to death by the husband of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy in a Denny's parking lot.
CBS affiliate KHOU-TV reports that the wife of beating victim Johnny Hernandez said her husband was drunk when the family stopped at a Houston Denny's May 28 after celebrating his beloved Chivas soccer team's victory.
The video shows a man the Houston Chronicle identifies as Hernandez being placed in a chokehold, allegedly by the deputy's husband.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the video was released by attorney Jack Carroll, who said he obtained it from the bystander who shot the video, who wishes to remain anonymous.
Sheriff Ed Gonzales told reporters that the off-duty deputy arrived separately from her husband and that she called for assistance, helped restrain Hernandez, then administered CPR until emergency help arrived.
The eyewitness tells KHOU that Hernandez was held in a chokehold by the deputy's husband for more than 10 minutes and was not breathing.
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Man dies after alleged beating by husband of Texas deputy in Denny's parking lot

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CBS affiliate KHOU station reports that Johnny Hernandez's wife said her husband was drunk when the family stopped at a Denny's late Sunday night after celebrating his beloved Chivas soccer team's victory.
His wife said she insisted he have coffee, but surveillance cameras showed Hernandez walking outside with his wife trying to stop him.
Another man, whose wife is a sheriff's deputy, was reportedly outside with his kids and confronted Hernandez about his behavior.
"She was crying and telling stop and he didn't even stop," Hernandez's wife said.
Sheriff Gonzales told reporters that the off-duty deputy arrived separately from her husband and that she called for assistance, helped restrain Hernandez, then administered CPR until emergency help arrived.
The eyewitness tells KHOU that Hernandez was held in a chokehold by the deputy's husband for more than 10 minutes and was not breathing.
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Former US president George H W Bush, 92, hospitalised with illness.

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Former US president George H W Bush has been hospitalised in Houston, the city's CBS- affiliated television station, KHOU, reported on Wednesday, citing his office chief of staff.
Mr Bush is expected to go home in a couple of days, Becker told KHOU. Reuters was not immediately able to reach the family spokesman, Jim McGrath, or the hospital where Mr Bush was taken.
Bush is the father of former president George W Bush and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who sought the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
The elder Bush, a Republican like his sons, served as vice president during Ronald Reagan's two White House terms before being elected president in 1988.
Bush has used a wheelchair in his later years and was hospitalised twice in 2014 - once for seven weeks with pneumonia and again for breathing difficulties.
Bush's public appearances have been rare since he entered his 90s. In October 2015, Bush, sitting his wheelchair, wearing a brace on his neck and clad in a Houston Astros jersey, tossed out the first pitch at the team's playoff game against the Kansas City Royals.
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Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

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Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for an undisclosed illness, local media reported on Wednesday.
Bush, 92, the oldest living former American president, was in stable condition and "Doing fine" at the Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, Jean Becker, his office chief of staff, told a CBS affiliate in Houston.
Bush is expected to go home in a couple of days, Becker told television station KHOU, without giving a reason for his hospitalization.
Bush is the father of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who sought the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
The elder Bush, a Republican like his sons, served as vice president during Ronald Reagan's two White House terms before being elected president in 1988.
Bush's public appearances have been rare since he entered his 90s. In October 2015, Bush, sitting his wheelchair, wearing a brace on his neck and clad in a Houston Astros jersey, tossed out the first pitch at the team's playoff game against the Kansas City Royals.
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Ep. 9: Duval sisters, Kirsten Fritch, Sabrina Matthews, Sherri Holland, Gaby Gonzalez

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Full Script

I know it took a long time, but here it is, Episode 9. Don't forget to save a friend from a bland TCR-less life by telling them to subscribe!

Shout-outs

  • Revbom0z7: Love this podcast
    So informative and loving the emergency calls being added in at times. It gives a real insight to each story and I look forward to each episode being uploaded. Keep up the great work!
  • Rebexster13: Just gets better
    It’s a new podcast. The first few episodes are not as good. But even so every one improves. A lot of stuff that isn’t covered on other podcasts. So even if you listen to 100 others, this is a must add. Xoxo.
  • BlueJeep: Wonderful true crime podcast!
    Love the host and the content! What I don’t love: the creepy intro… (sorry!)
  • HaleyBaley93: Review of True Crime Review
    I’m a huge fan of this podcast. Joe finds the best stories to talk about. He isn’t discussing the same story every other podcast has discussed. He is going to the depths on the internet (page 2 and on!) to find great stories for his listeners. Also, Joe is a great writer. He’s so eloquent with his words. The True Crime Review is to die for. All around great podcast I’m proud to be a subscriber of. Keep up the great work! TL;DR - Joe writes reeeal good. Finds unique stories. Great podcast. Must listen.

Updates

Gordon Semple

Elizabeth Griffith, Stacey Stanley and Candice Cunningham

Prosecutor Bambi Couch Page previously said Grate confessed to killing Cunningham in June at the vacant Madison Township house, which was destroyed by a suspicious fire on June 20 or 21. Cunningham’s body was recovered at the rear of the house in a wooded area, down a ravine. In the Ashland case, the bodies of Stacey Stanley, 43, and Elizabeth Griffith, 29, were recovered in an abandoned house at 363 Covert Court near the downtown. Preliminary autopsy reports indicate both women were strangled.
Grate has also been implicated in Rebekah Leicy’s death and that of Marion County Jane Doe, whose body was found in 2007.
  • Shawn Grate items advertised online for sale: I don’t support “murderbelia” sales unless the seller donates all proceeds to the victim’s family, a victim advocacy organization, or another worthy cause. To profit from selling items related to a murder or a murderer is among the “depths of human depravity” I was thinking about when coming up with this show’s tagline.

News

Anastasia Duval

In May,
Alexandria was driving a Ford Explorer on Hana Highway on May 29 with her sister Anastasia in the passenger seat when the SUV crashed into a rock wall, plunging about 200 feet onto a rocky shoreline during what was described as a hair-pulling fight over the steering wheel.
Alexandria was injured but her sister Anastasia was killed. Though authorities arrested and charged Alexandria with second-degree murder a judge later ordered those charges dropped for lack of probable cause. A grand jury, probably convened shortly after her release, indicted her in late October on a second-degree murder charge. When police caught up to her in New York she fled briefly before being arrested. New York authorities will extradite her to Hawaii for prosecution. The audio clip included in this episode was retrieved from a video on the YouTube account of local morning show Mountain Morning Show on Park City Television in California.

Kirsten Fritch, Breanna Pavlicek and their mother Cynthia Morris

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for Kirsten after they found her younger sister, Breanna Pavlicek, 13, and their mom, Cynthia Morris, 37, dead with gunshot wounds in the family’s Baytown house. Investigators arrested Fritch’s boyfriend, 21-year-old Jesse Dobbs, outside of the bar early Wednesday morning. Police say Dobbs is a person of interest in the case.
He was charged with one count of murder so far, for Kirsten’s death, but is being questioned about the deaths of her mother and sister. He’ll likely be charged in those murders as well. Chron.com reported Thursday that court documents state Dobbs
stabbed her more than 50 times in a brutal triple slaying and told detectives he killed “not the real Kirsten but the fake Kirsten.”
Audio excerpts were taken from KHOU 11 News.

Sabrina Matthews

On November 9, 2008, someone slit 14-year-old Sabrina Matthews’ throat in her Queens bedroom. The next day at about 1:15pm, her father found her body. Because there were no signs of forced entry her father was briefly considered a suspect in his daughter’s murder. Then, for almost 8 years, her family mourned her murder without a name or a face to blame it on. That’s why Sabrina’s mom Shirda was so grateful to cold case detectives John Roberts and Phil Panzarella when they told her recently that they used DNA evidence to arrest and charge 24-year-old Rashon Venable, a Pennsylvania inmate already serving time on a plea deal for the 2009 rape of another 14-year-old girl. He was 16 when he murdered Sabrina. He has waived extradition and been charged with 2nd-degree murder. Sabrina’s mom, talking about the meeting in which detectives told her they had her daughter’s killer:
“I scream out in the air, and I said, ‘Thank you, Jesus!’” Matthews told the station. “Oh, God, I cry and cry and I said, ‘Detective? Is this for real?’ And I said, ‘Can I hug you, sir?’”
They did hug, and there’s really nothing I can add to that. Audio excerpts taken from PIX 11 News. You can see about thirty minutes of interview with Shirda on YouTube by visiting this playlist.

Human Garbage of the Week: The Murder of Sherri Holland

I work with mental health professionals and I know it plays a much more important role in violent crimes than most news reports discuss. But this case is an exception. Sherri Holland was the single mother of a 14-year-old son when her abusive ex-boyfriend Steven Frederick Spears murdered her. She was only 34-years-old. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Spears had not one but four unique plans for murdering Sherri. These were electrocution in the shower, fatal beating, shooting her, and suffocation. In the end he chose suffocation. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Around 10 p.m. on Aug. 24, 2001, Spears hid in the closet of Holland’s son, who was spending the weekend with his father. Around four hours later, he came out and killed her. Spears choked Holland until she was unconscious, then smothered her by wrapping duct tape around her face and mouth, placing a plastic bag over her head, and sealing the bag with duct tape.
He then, despite it being 90 degrees outside, turned the heat up all the way in her house, no doubt to accelerate decomposition. When she failed to pick her son Derrick up from his father’s house the next day, the two men went to her house, worried about her. They didn’t enter the bedroom because Spears had padlocked it after the murder. That was probably for the best because sheriff’s deputies asked Derrick to wait outside while they searched the house for his mother. This prevented him from being present when authorities discovered what must have a disturbing scene. He hid in the woods like the coward he was for ten days before turning himself in:
Once caught, Spears readily confessed to the murder. He told investigators 10 days after killing Holland — 10 days during which he’d hidden in the woods — that he had warned Holland that if he ever found out she was with somebody else, he’d “choke her … to death.” He told investigators, “If I had to do it again, I’d do it.”
He was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. He was evaluated for psychological fitness upon refusing to pursue further appeals of his death sentence. When asked if he wanted to die, he answered:
“Not really, but would you want to live in a six by nine cell? That’s not living” according to the evaluation report he added: “I want to die because I don’t want to live like I’m living. It’s like a cancer eating me up every day.”
Sometimes the death penalty, widely considered the greatest price for a killer to pay, is actually an early release of sorts, preferable to a life sentence. As an attorney I sometimes wonder whether prosecutors or even victims’ families should be given the option to petition for the commutation of a death sentence to a life sentence. If the killer’s statements suggest life in prison would be worse to them than death, it should be an option of the victims’ families to ask a court to impose the sentence which would inflict the most suffering. After all, death penalty sentences are obviously not intended to lead to rehabilitation. The only purpose of the death penalty is retribution, to cause the killer suffering. If that suffering would be greater alive than dead, it’s a reasonable thing for a family to request. I know what you’re thinking: “I don’t want to pay for these people to spend life in prison, even if they’re suffering.” But the truth is that Spears is an exception, and most killers on death row fight the sentence, quite literally, until their final hours. So you’re paying either way… In conclusion, Sherri Holland’s killer may have had mental health issues, but his behavior and statements as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution strongly suggest he killed out of deliberate evil. He planned and waited and hid, suggesting he thought about it, was willing to risk getting caught to hid in wait for her, and knew what he did was wrong, hence running into the woods. No, while he may have been suffering from one or more disorders, his murder of Sherri Holland was cold and calculated. That’s why Steven Spears, who was the eighth execution in Georgia this year, is the Human Garbage of the Week. But I’m going to end with something Sherri’s sister, Alice Loggins, said. For years she wanted revenge on Spears for taking her sister, but age and religion gave her insight into how her sister would have approached her own killer:
“Sherri would not have wanted that,” Loggins said. “When they do this, and Steve faces Sherri and the Lord, I can see Sherri telling God she forgives him. I can see it plain as day.”

Podcast Recommendation

This week’s Podcast Recommendation is True Crime Historian. This podcast by Richard O. Jones features his inspired readings of primary source documents, usually newspaper articles, from centuries past. From the Old West to the death penalty to witch trials, Jones is a great dramatic reader. Couple that with excellent production quality and clockwork publishing consistency, True Crime Historian is one of the great role models for those of us who run solo podcasts. Subscribe to True Crime Historian at iTunes, audioBoom or SoundCloud, and visit the website at true crime historian dot com.

Resource

This episode’s resource is The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty by Simon Baron-Cohen. If you’re considering buying it here’s an Amazon Affiliate link you can use to support the show.

Cold Case: Gabriela “Gaby” Gonzalez

Police:
her body is buried in the Otay River Bottom area of Chula Vista.

Timeline: Gaby Gonzalez Disappearance

  1. Gabriela “Gaby” Gonzalez was born on September 22, 1987. She lived in San Diego, California with her mother Leticia and her brother Eduardo Fernandez.
  2. She was last seen: April 5, 2002, when her mother dropped her off at Montgomery High School, where she was a freshman. That day, as on the two prior days, she let school almost immediately and went to her boyfriend, 19-year-old Juan Josa Vera, in Chula Vista, California.
  3. Later in April 2002: 14-year-old Gabriela “Gaby” Gonzalez reported missing; she was 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 115 pounds. She had black hair and black eyes and was probably wearing Levi’s jeans.
  4. 2003: witness interviews and the investigation led detectives to classify Gaby’s case as a homicide.
  5. February 2003: Gaby’s boyfriend, Juan Jose Vera, who has had gang affiliations since before Gaby’s disappearance, is arrested in relation to six bank robberies.
  6. June 16, 2005: The San Diego Union-Tribune reports being told by Chula Vista Police Sargent John McAvenia that “Some braggarts on the street have been bragging about something a gang member might have done. The rumor we got was ‘Something bad happened to her while she was in Chula Vista.’” By this time, Gaby’s boyfriend Juan Jose Vera is in prison for robbery and possession of meth with intent to sell. He was named a person of interest but has never, to this day, been charged. [Source]
  7. June 2005: Chula Vista police searched the Otay River Bottom at Otay Valley Regional Park due to suspicions her body was hidden there. [Source]
  8. November 10, 2016: Nearly 50 police officers, FBI agents, District Attorney’s Office investigators and evidence technicians turned out to spend the day carefully searching a large patch of the rough, brushy Otay River bottom, using metal detectors, ground-penetrating radar and other technology. Teams also fanned out across the neighborhood around Date Street and Date Court, handing out flyers with Gonzalez’ photo and asking if anyone remembered the case. [Source]; Google Map of the 2016 search area, command post and main search area at center
  9. November 14, 2016: Police tell reporters: “We believed there was evidence to be found, so we conducted an operation last week, and the operation was a success, and now we have more information to work with.” Chula Vista PD Lieutenant Fritz Reber won’t say exactly what they found but he believes her killer will soon be brought to justice. [Source]
  10. Gaby’s mother Leticia said told reporters during the November 2016 search that “I would like to know if she’s alive.”
  11. Her brother Eduardo said “We’re always going to keep hoping, until there’s a body,” he said. “You mourn all the time.” Fox5 San Diego also quoted him as saying, in response to the positive police reaction to the new search, “Very fortunate they haven’t forgotten about her. And that there are new leads. We feel very blessed.”
— The section on Gaby Gonzalez includes music from Ben Sound. Find the song, called Ofelia’s Dream, at his website.

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4-year-old girl suffers brain damage after multiple seizures attorneys say were brought on of sedatives while the child was held in a controversial restraint device

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A Texas family is preparing a lawsuit against a local dentist after they say their child suffered brain damage from multiple seizures during the visit.
Attorneys say the seizures were brought on by the use of several sedatives while the child was held in a sometimes controversial restraint device, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU reports.
"In essence what happened is this child was chemically and physically suffocated," said Jim Moriarty, the attorney for the family of 4-year-old Nevaeh Hall.
The device confines the child's arms and legs so they can't interfere with the dental procedure.
"If parents are being told to authorize or grant permission to papoose their child, they probably ought to run," said Craig Jacobs with Children First Dental.
"Clinics across America, across Houston, across Texas use the same business model every day to over treat these children and use these restraints. And the standard is exactly what happened here, separate mom and dad from their child, assuage their fears, take the child back, over-treat them and get away with it," said Moriarty.
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A Houston-area officer and a boy died after an SUV carrying the child struck a police car pursuing a suspected drunken driver.

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PATTON VILLAGE, Texas - A Houston-area officer and a boy died after an SUV carrying the child struck a police car pursuing a suspected drunken driver.
The Department of Public Safety identified the victims of Sunday night's accident as Patton Village police Sgt. Stacey Baumgartner and 11-year-old Adan Hilario Jr. Prosecutors say four more children and two adults in the SUV were hospitalized in critical condition.
DPS says Baumgartner responded to a report of a man urinating in public.
CBS affiliate KHOU reports the suspect took off in his Scion tC, leading officers on a high-speed chase.
During the chase, Baumgartner's car was t-boned by an SUV at an intersection.
Baumgartner leaves behind a wife and 5-year-old daughter, reports KHOU. He had reportedly enjoyed a Father's Day lunch just before reporting for duty on Sunday.
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Please dont drink and drive

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PATTON VILLAGE, Texas - A Houston-area officer and a boy died after an SUV carrying the child struck a police car pursuing a suspected drunken driver.
The Department of Public Safety identified the victims of Sunday night's accident as Patton Village police Sgt. Stacey Baumgartner and 11-year-old Adan Hilario Jr. Prosecutors say four more children and two adults in the SUV were hospitalized in critical condition.
DPS says Baumgartner responded to a report of a man urinating in public.
CBS affiliate KHOU reports the suspect took off in his Scion tC, leading officers on a high-speed chase.
During the chase, Baumgartner's car was t-boned by an SUV at an intersection.
Baumgartner leaves behind a wife and 5-year-old daughter, reports KHOU. He had reportedly enjoyed a Father's Day lunch just before reporting for duty on Sunday.
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