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Father Held in Slaying of Texas Lesbian Couple 'Didn't Like the Idea of Her Being Gay': VIDEO


James Larry Cosby, the father of one of the victims in the murder of a lesbian couple in Texas "didn't like the idea of her being gay," according to the victim's mother:

L_cosbyDetectives believe the young women, who were involved in a relationship, were killed somewhere else and dumped at the store. Deputies said Britney Cosby died from blunt force trauma and Jackson was shot to death. They were both only 24 years old.

Investigators initially went to question the 46-year-old father after a candlelight vigil held in the victims’ honor. Their suspicions grew after that.

“Anytime you have a crime like this you want to talk to the family, co-workers, friends to gain any information you can and, during that interview, pretty much it became an investigation,” Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said. “When we went to the residence to talk to him, some of the things we saw there, it increased and went further. We got a search warrant for the residence and our crime scene investigators were there last night, and after the event at the park, we drove him down to talk to us at the Sheriff’s Office.”

Watch KHOU's report, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Horrible.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 17, 2014 12:39:27 PM

  2. My heart has been continuously broken, reading this story for a while now. And I remain even more upset that this story is not gaining wider (inter)national attention - this should be a leading news story across the country. This is the toxic poisong of anti-gay prejudice and bigotry manifest.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 17, 2014 1:00:18 PM

  3. All I could think of was an honour killing. How sad to see something like that happen here!

    Posted by: John | Mar 17, 2014 1:27:40 PM

  4. Just horrific.

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Mar 17, 2014 1:36:32 PM

  5. killing ones own child is monstrous

    Posted by: Moz's | Mar 17, 2014 1:52:34 PM

  6. TNB.

    Posted by: AL | Mar 17, 2014 2:11:52 PM

  7. Having a lesbian daughter is worse than killing two people, one of them your own daughter? This is a senseless crime and I can't imagine the horror those two suffered and knowing who he was doubles that horror.

    Posted by: Michael | Mar 17, 2014 2:27:04 PM

  8. .....but the right wing pseudo-christians will stand up in the courts of the land and declare how much "better off a child is by being raised by a mother and a father". It would appear that is not always the case.

    Posted by: *****overTX | Mar 17, 2014 2:49:58 PM

  9. Texas

    Posted by: Hdtexan | Mar 17, 2014 3:09:56 PM

  10. Well, I don't like the idea of a father killing his daughter because she was gay! Sheesh! Some children are smarter than their parents!

    Posted by: Carlos | Mar 17, 2014 3:54:31 PM

  11. this is a sad story......the idea that a father could murder his own child and then dump her into a trash receptacle.......I don't understand that kind of contempt, hate, etc..........

    Posted by: Bernie | Mar 17, 2014 6:25:17 PM

  12. He should never had reproduced.
    I hope he never sees light of day again.

    Posted by: Clint | Jun 13, 2014 4:27:15 PM

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