Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Einspahr said that she owed $15,000 as part of a restitution/plea deal in a theft case — and she figured that the quickest way to come up with the dough would be to steal it from a bank. So she grabbed the kids she was babysitting, bought them some suckers at a gas station to occupy them, then took off her car’s license plates and headed to the bank. Westword has the story.
Texas was so impatient with the U.S. Food and Drug Adminsitration for withholding its execution drugs for nearly two years that it filed a lawsuit, demanding to know ASAP whether it could have its drugs back. Yesterday, the FDA got back to the state with its decision: No.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Hooker was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder last year. Now, however, he has been convicted of a much less serious charge: tampering with evidence. Prosecutors say he was guilty only of trying to hide a gun in a gopher hole after what is now believed to have been a tragic accident among friends. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Courtney Plante has taken a plea agreement in regard to attempted-murder allegations against her and significant other Sean Overstreet dating back to January 2016, when she was nineteen and he was 37. The deal trims time off Plante’s possible sentence but doesn’t let her off the hook for a crime against a former teacher of hers that was as violent as it was bizarre. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Richard stabbed his wife to death in the home of her brother, where she’d taken refuge along with her five kids. Days before, police believe Richard kidnapped and sexually assaulted her. But while this tragedy didn’t fall through the cracks, plenty of other examples of domestic violence do — and one person is trying to prevent it from happening. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Luke Pelham has a chromosomal disorder that causes him to misread social cues and have difficulty understanding adult interactions. But that didn’t stop prosecutors from finding him guilty of felony murder for a killing in which he wasn’t even present. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: An unidentified twenty-year-old man was smoking a cigarette while sitting on a stoop outside his apartment complex on West Plum Street when Garcia, also twenty, appeared and began draining his lizard. When the man asked him to stop, Garcia allegedly paid him back for his temerity by slugging him repeatedly. Westword has the story.