Author Stephen Young

midlothian_videograbAt 5 a.m., Camp Gladiator exercise students arrive at the church and discover Bevers’ body. There are multiple puncture wounds to her head and chest. A justice of the peace declares her dead shortly after police arrive. Midlothian police have not disclosed where the killer encountered Bevers inside the church but have told media that nothing has been reported taken from the church.

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Jacqueline Vandagriff

It seemed like the kind of innocent meeting that happens nightly in a town where two public universities bring thousands of young people together each semester. She couldn’t have known that he’d been stalking a 18-year-old former girlfriend who attended the University of North Texas, that he’d been sending Facebook friend requests to other young women whom he didn’t know or that a protective order had been recently filed against him in Denton County.

160830050_dannyfuglencio_tomhuntley_dowebFour decades have passed since Huntley stood with Campisi, and the years haven’t been kind to him. He lost his family in divorce, a son to a heroin overdose and years of his life in one of Texas’ worst prisons. He wears his toughness in his eyes as old age ravages his once powerful body. He looks like he’s been in one too many bar fights over the years.

At 69, he still looms over people, but he looks battle-worn from his years working drug cases with local, state and federal law enforcement officials. His receding white hair was more reddish blond when he was younger, and the prison tattoos decorating his arms more vibrant. Skulls and daggers, a German cross, red roses now black and Wile E. Coyote in a wizard’s robe, smoking a joint — the faded tattoos appeared during his prison stint and later helped him to infiltrate drug rings across North Texas as an informant.

Danny Fuglencio

 

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Kelli Cox

More than three months have passed since Kelli’s remains were discovered in an unmarked grave outside of Houston. The crime baffled investigators

, some of whom are in attendance. Former Denton County Sheriff Benny Parkey handled the initial investigation when he was a Denton police detective in the early ’90s. He died a couple of months ago.

Kenny Martin’s mugshot.

After the fight, Martin still harbored thoughts of patching things up. Martin’s conversation with his wife a few days after his fight with Hitt seemed to hold hope and indicate a growing rage: “What are the odds of us ever getting back together on a scale of 1 to 10? … If you’re not in his arms, then let me take care of you. … You’re living with a guy that tried to kill me.

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