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Houston Man Who Strangled Drag Queen Scheduled for Execution This Month

Richard Masterson convicted of capital murder in the strangling of a female impersonator is interviewed at the Polunksy Unit Death Row Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Livingston, Tx. Masterson was convicted in the slaying of Darin Shane Honeycutt, who was known by the stage name of Brandi Houston. Honeycutt's nude body was found Jan. 27, 2001, at his apartment in Montrose. ( Steve Gonzales / Houston Chronicle )

The state of Texas will execute a Houston man this month after being found guilty of murder in 2001 of a well known Houston drag queen.

Richard Masterson was convicted of the strangulation of Darrin Honeycutt, who performed under the name Brandi Houston.

The popular queen was found naked in her Montrose apartment on January 27, 2001. According to records Honeycutt and Mastersen had met at a gay bar the day before.

In a death row interview, Masterson said he “accepts responsibility” for his actions but insisted “I never admitted I murdered anybody.”

Galveston Father Guilty Of Capital Murder Of Daughter And Girlfriend

Britney Cosby Murder- About Magazine


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.

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James Cosby, 46

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.

Man Robbed In Montrose Helps Houston Police Track Suspects

Brent MCartt via Facebook
Brent MCartt via Facebook

The quick thinking of a Montrose man and fast response of Houston Police led to the capture of two men accused of aggravated armed robbery in Montrose this past weekend.

Brett McCart was leaving the popular LGBT nightclub “F Bar” late Saturday night on October 3, 2015 when he was approached by two african american men. “The victim was walking to his car when two men approached him, one had a gun.” stated Houston Police Department Spokeswoman Jodi Silva. “The quietly walked up to him, robbed him, and quietly walked away like nothing had happened.”

Phillip Wayne Davis, 34 of Seabrook, Texas, has been charged with Aggravated Armed Robbery and Felon in Possession of a firearm. Phillips has six prior convictions/arrests relating to drugs, and criminal tresspassing.

A second suspect, a juvenile was also arrested and charges were deferred to Harris County Juvenile Courts.

McCart, after being robbed in the 200 block of Drew Street and Aberdeen; ran back to F Bar and notified the Houston Police officers working off duty. According to HPD; McCart’s friend was able to track his stolen phone and HPD was able to quickly locate the suspects.

“Upon tracking the suspects, HPD officers found them in the 600 block of McGowen. The suspects fled in different directions, and the adult suspect tried to ditch the gun under a car.” Silva stated to About Magazine. Both were captured.


Video Captures Man Stealing Cellphone At Bar In Montrose

As Cell Phone Theft Is On The Rise, A Gay Bar In Montrose Releases Video Of A Man Stealing A Bartenders Phone

(HOUSTON) — It’s a growing problem in and around the LGBT bars, and across the nation, and it’s leaving patrons and now bar employees frustrated. Crocker Bar, a local LGBT bar has released a video that appears captures a man stealing a cell phone from a bartender, in hopes to identify the suspect.

The video making its rounds on social media appears to shows a man lurking near the bar, and a cash register. The man quickly leans across the bar and snatches a cell phone. Once he has the phone in his possession, he quickly heads for the exit door.

Video-Captures-Man-Stealing-Cellphone-At-Bar-In-Montrose-1024x679 Video Captures Man Stealing Cellphone At Bar In MontroseHouston Police confirm cell phone thefts in bars and clubs are on the rise and patrons should take precautions to protect their belongings.

In the video, you see the suspect exit the bar. He is accompanied by two female friends. The video appears to show the man even looks straight into the camera as he leaves.

If you know this man, you are asked to contact Crocker Bar at (713) 529-3355