FATHER FOUND GUILTY OF CAPITAL MURDER IN DEATH OF DAUGHTER AND HER GIRLFRIEND
A jury has found a father in Galveston guilty of capital murder in the death of his daughter and her girlfriend. James Cosby, 46, bludgeoned his daughter Britney Cosby to death and shot her lover, Crystal Jackson, on March 6, 2014 before dumping the bodies near the ferry gate in Port Bolivar, Texas, court documents state.
The bodies were found near a Dumpster around 7:30 a.m. the next day outside a Fisherman’s Cove food mart. Cosby will be sentenced to life in prison with no parole. Cosby is a convicted sex offender whose past arrests include several assault and weapons charges.
Following Cosby’s arrest, Britney Cosby’s mother told KHOU that he “didn’t like the idea of her being gay.” Cosby’s mother also told the The Houston Chronicle: “He would throw it in her face,” adding that her daughter quoted Cosby as saying, “Don’t throw that gay (expletive) around in this house.”
In addition, Houston civil rights activist Quanell X, who was advising the family in the wake of the murder, told Fox 26 he “found writings about homosexuality on Cosby’s Koran indicating he may have had an issue with his daughter’s sexual orientation.”
James Cosby had been released from prison in October 2013, where he served time for failing to register as a sex offender after being convicted two decades before of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman.
LeAnn Rimes Ask For Donations For Houston Nursing Home Instead Of Gifts!
(HOUSTON) — Country superstar LeAnn Rimes celebrated her 35th birthday in Los Angeles this past week with Texas on her heart. Instead of birthday gifts, the Grammy-winning artist is asking for donations to assist the rebuilding of the La Vita Bella assisted-living facility in Dickinson, Texas.
The privately owned assisted living facility made national news when a photo on Twitter went viral as #HurricaneHarvey was spinning havoc on the city. Now the facility has gained the attention of country music sweetheart LeAnn Rimes.
After Mateo Sifuentes, a Houston native and the hairstylist for Rimes informed his client that his grandmother lived at the facility, Rimes felt a need to help.
Instead of gifts, Rimes asked for donations to the YouCaring fundraiser page to assist the facility in the re-building process. “Everyone has seen coverage on Harvey and its effects to Texas and Louisiana,” LeAnn Rimes said
“I was talking to my friend and hairstylist about a devastating image that I came across and it so happens that the woman in the photo was his friend’s grandmother,” Rimes said.
“So this year, instead of birthday gifts I ask you donate to his friend’s YouCaring account that will go directly to this nursing home clean up/rebuild going as soon as possible. Thank you!”
Rimes is a Texas native, growing up in Garland, Texas, a small suburb of Dallas. She was recently the headliner for the 2017 Pride Festival in Houston.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate popular LGBT community member Travis Gore died of blunt force injuries after being found in the alleyway at approximately 6 a.m. between the Jefferson Theater and the old Hotel Beaumont in the East Texas town of Beaumont.
Investigators believe there is evidence that suggest there was a fall from an ‘elevated area’ of the hotel.
Beaumont Police officer Haley Walter states “a passerby found Gore’s body at 6:14 a.m. Sunday, and called police immediately.” Officials state they do not know what caused Gore to fall, “but foul play is not suspected at the moment.” The case is under investigation. Toxicology results are pending.
The LGBTQ+ community of Beaumont, Texas are mourning the death of ‘Beaumont’s Most Treasured Community Member.’ A posting on the Beaumont Pride Facebook page reads: “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye, Travis Gore, also known as Treasure Gardener brought light and love into our lives and his memory will be cherished by all who knew him.”
“We are all shocked and saddened by the loss of such a valuable member of the Beaumont LGBTQ community,” said Beaumont Pride chair Shawn Hare in a statement. Gore was an active member of Beaumont Pride.