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3 Men Accused Of Brutally Slaying Texas Couple Execution-Style Held Without Bond

Three men have been arrested in connection with the heinous murder of a couple who police say were executed in their own home, located inside a Houston-area gated community.

Khari Kendrick, 23, Aakiel Kendrick, 21, and Erick Peralta, 20, were arraigned on Thursday. According to the Houston Chronicle, they are all being held without bail. Khari allegedly confessed to the murders, implicating his two friends in the double-murder.

All have been charged with capital murder for the death of Bao and Jenny Lam, both 61. They are currently being detained on no bond. It is unclear if they have made additional statements at this time.

The couple were bound by their hands and feet and shot to death last week. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office stated that the Lams “were ambushed by suspects as they parked their car in the garage.” The suspects

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Daughters Of Woman Killed In Texas Found Safe, Suspected Kidnapper Caught

There is some good news to report in light of a tragic situation. The two sisters who were allegedly kidnapped by the man who may have been involved in their mother’s murder in Texas have been rescued. The two girls, ages 7 and 14, were found safe states away in Colorado after police issued an Amber Alert, and their abductor is now in police custody.

Round Rock Police Department Chief Allen Banks announced on Twitter that Terry Allen Miles, 44, was “caught in Colorado without incident” on Wednesday.

During a press conference, Banks stated, “Our whole goal was to bring these two sisters home.”

That goal has been accomplished. Lilianais Griffith, 14, and Luluvioletta Bandera-Magret, 7, are physically unharmed and have been sent to a hospital for

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Missing 13-Year-Old Texas Teen Who Had Been Communicating Covertly With A Man For Years Found Safe In Mexico

13-year-old Ashlee Hattermann went missing on Friday after apparently going to meet a man she had been communicating covertly with on the Internet for years. Hatterman was discovered on Sunday evening and appears to be unharmed.

According to CBS, The Harris County Sheriff’s Office thanked the FBI’s San Antonio field office, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and Mexican authorities in their efforts towards locating the missing child. Details were not offered on how, specifically, she was found.

“We found a note in her room,” said Ashlee’s father, Keith Hattermann. “She calls the guy ‘daddy’ and herself ‘baby girl.'”

The note reportedly read: “Daddy owns my body and my soul,” a line which was repeated on a sheet of paper.

The FBI had asked citizens to be on the lookout for Ashlee.

Ashlee was reported missing after attending on one class on Friday. Security footage of her at a

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Former Colleague: Texas Church Shooter Bought Animals On Craigslist For ‘Target Practice’

Texas church shooter Devin Kelley allegedly purchased animals on Craigslist just to murder them. Kelley’s former Air Force colleague Jessika Edwards told CNN she supervised the killer for two years, from 2010 to 2012. Edwards revealed that Kelley told her he used dogs for “target practice.”

The former colleague told CNN that Kelley began sending her the bizarre Facebook messages in 2014. She said she couldn’t tell for sure if Kelley was making sick jokes or telling the truth, but it creeped her out enough to stop talking to him.

While Edwards and Kelley were still enlisted in the Air Force, Edwards said Kelley was obsessed with mass murder.

“He would make jokes about wanting to kill somebody,” Edwards told CNN. “And we would say, ‘wait, that’s not funny.'”

When Kelley was disciplined for poor performance, Edwards recalled telling her bosses to “back off or he would shoot the place up.”
Kelley had “problem

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Mom Of 4 Died Using Her Body To Block Bullets From Her Children In Texas Shooting

A brave mother of four died while shielding her children from bullets during Sunday’s massacre at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. When the gunfire erupted Joann Ward reportedly pushed one of her daughters, Rihanna Garza, 9, to the ground to shield her from harm. She also used her body to block bullets from hurting her three younger children, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She saved two of her children’s lives. Rihanna was barely injured, according to the New York Post. Ryland Ward, 5, was shot four times and has undergone surgery. He is currently in critical condition. Tragically, Brooke Ward, 5 and Emily Garza, 7, died in addition to their fearless mother.

‘‘I didn’t get shot because I was hiding, and Mama covered Emily, Ryland and Brooke,” Vonda Greek Smith, a friend of the family said, repeating what Rihanna told her.

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9 Things We Know About Devin Patrick Kelley, The Shooter In The Texas Church Massacre

On Sunday, 26 people were killed and around 20 others were injured after a mass shooting unfolded inside a church sanctuary in rural Sunderland Springs, Texas. The shooting at the First Baptist Church started not long after Sunday morning service began at 11 a.m. It’s the deadliest massacre inside a place of worship in American history, according to the Daily Beast. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called it the largest mass shooting” in the state’s history. And, possibly the most disturbing statistic: Two of America’s five deadliest mass shootings in modern history have occurred in the last 35 days, CNN reports. The victims range in age from 5 to 72 years old, a regional director with the Texas Department of Public Safety has stated. Here is what we know about the man behind it so far.

1. The gunman, who has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, showed up to the church

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Texas Man Cleared Of Killing Daughter After His 7-Year-Old Son Admits To Being Responsible

Murder charges against a Forth Worth, Texas man have been dropped after the man’s 7-year-old son admits to being responsible for the 2015 killing. Anthony Michael Sanders, 33, was accused of smothering his 2-year-old daughter, Ellie Mae Sanders, to death in 2015.

According to Fox News, police accused Sanders of killing the toddler after she interrupted him while he was playing a computer game. He was accused of putting his hand over the girl’s mouth to smother her, according to the Associated Press.

Sanders has been in prison since 2016. Now, prosecutors in the case said the girl’s brother admitted to being responsible for her death when he was just 5 years old.

Since the start, Sanders claimed he found his daughter unresponsive after his son said he found his sister sleeping, and unable to wake up. Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the boy confessed to his mother that he hit

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Abortion Advocates Are Suing Texas Over New Anti-Choice Laws

The Center for Reproductive Rights and The Planned Parenthood Federation of America have filed a lawsuit objecting to a Texas law that forbids a common abortion procedure. 

Senate Bill 8, which was passed in a session this year, imposes a handful of new restrictions on abortion including a requirement to bury or cremate fetal tissue, a ban on the donation of fetal tissue from an abortion, a ban specificly on a late-term procedure known medically as dilation and extraction (which are already illegal in the United States), and a ban on the use of dilation and evacuation (DE), one of the most common and safest procedures used on fetuses older than 15 weeks. The last ban, as noted by The Austin Chronicledoes not include exceptions in cases of rape or incest.

The lawsuit specifically states that the DE ban “threatens the health of…patients and their access to abortion care,” and “violates patients’

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7 Year Old Missing In Texas

A little girl has been missing in San Antonio, Texas for over two weeks now.

Monika Cruzita Wilson, 7, went missing from a neighborhood near Austin Highway.

Wilson went missing along with another 7-year-old Marquail Deon Rose Jr., who was found last week with a relative, according to MySA. He is reportedly safe and doing well.

Wilson has brown eyes and black, wavy shoulder-length hair. She is 3 feet 9 inches tall, according to KENS. She turned 7 after she went missing, on June 11.

She was last seen on June 5. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the SAPD Missing Persons Unit at 210-207-7660.

[San Antonio Police Department]

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Miss Black Texas 2016 Claims She Was Wrongfully Arrested, Bruised And Called A ‘Black B____’ By Police

Miss Black Texas 2016 is claiming she was harassed and berated by a North Texas Police Chief who called her a “black b—-,” before being unlawfully detained and arrested.

According to an NBC affiliate in Texas, Carmen Ponder is calling for police accountability and wants charges filed against Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews.

Ponder wrote on her Twitter account that she was driving to a Wal-Mart on Saturday when a truck cut in front of her car. She said the truck was driving erratically. Ponder said she turned on her blinker, pulled around to pass the truck and drove into the Wal-Mart parking lot.

According to Ponder, the truck driver followed her and pulled up next to her in the parking lot. She said the passenger, later identified as Crews, got out of his truck and yelled that he was teaching his 14-year-old daughter how to drive. Crews allegedly told Ponder that

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