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56-Year-Old Woman Charged in Child’s Sexual Assault – Daughter says mother was HIV-positive

Houston investigators have charged Debra Flowers Haggerty, 56, with aggravated sexual assault of a child on September 17 – for allegedly using her mouth and saliva as a deadly weapon in the attack on the child. Haggerty is reportedly HIV-positive. The charging document states that Haggerty used her mouth and… Read More

Calif. Man Fired Shots in Parking Lot of Mall

A man in southern Calif. was arrested on Saturday for firing 50 shots at an open-air shopping mall. Police in Newport Beach arrested Marcos Sarinana Gurrola, 42, after he told them that he had additional ammo in his vehicle. No one was hit by the raining bullets, but one person… Read More

Students in Texas City Used New Form of Meth

Law enforcement officials are investigating how a group of students at an intermediate school in Texas City came into contact with liquid methamphetamine. According to authorities, the girls were behaving strangely and “zombie-like” while they attended classes at Blocker Middle School. A representative from the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said the meth… Read More

Houston Man Shot Neighbor Over $4, Police Say

Two neighbors in northeast Houston got into an argument over $4, and one of them ended up shooting the other, local police said. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday at Legacy Apartments on Lockwood Drive. At the height of the spat, the suspect, a 50-year-old man, retrieved… Read More

Fort Worth Man Sentenced to 99 Years for Rape of Girl, 12

A man in Fort Worth was sentenced to 99 years behind bars on Thursday for sexually assaulting a family friend, 12, and trying to compel her to commit prostitution. A jury in Tarrant County found Ricky D. Davis, 30, guilty on charges of aggravated sexual assault and sex trafficking of a minor… Read More

Oakland, Calif. Man Killed Friend Over Debate About God

An Oakland, Calif. man was found guilty of first-degree murder on Tuesday for killing his friend during a heated discussion about God. A jury convicted Douglas Yim, 33, of homicide, assault with a deadly weapon and mayhem. He faces 126 years to life behind bars when he is sentenced in November.… Read More

Flight Attendant in Training Made Bomb Threats Against Another Airline

A man who was training to be an American Airlines flight attendant pleaded guilty last week to making bomb threats against United Airlines. According to Patrick Cau’s criminal indictment, he threatened six flights, all of which were between London and Los Angeles. The threats were made from October 2012 to January… Read More

Man Receives Fake FBI Warning, Turns Himself in to Authorities

A man in Woodbridge, Va. who allegedly had child pornography on his computer voluntarily turned himself in to police after he received what he thought was a warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Jay Matthew Riley, 21, went to the local police station on July 21 and asked… Read More

Saudi Arabian Princess Charged With Slavery

A Saudi Arabian princess faces accusations of human trafficking after a woman she supposedly kept as a domestic servant managed to escape. The escapee is a 30-year-old Kenyan woman. She says Meshael Alayban, 42, held her and four other workers against their will in a condominium in Irvine, Calif. Alayban’s husband… Read More

Man Stabs Brother Over Missing Mac and Cheese

According to police, a man in Florida stabbed his brother during a dispute over some missing macaroni and cheese. Edward Zipperer, 47, spilled a beer that belonged to his brother, Randy Zipperer, 49, while looking for the food item. The siblings then started to argue, and Randy eventually stabbed his younger… Read More

Houston Criminal Lawyer James Alston represents clients in the Houston area, including Pasadena, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Channelview, Conroe, Galveston, Angleton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Beaumont, Galveston County, Ft. Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Harris County and Jefferson County in Texas.