What I am up to
Last April, after a jury sent her daughter's killer to prison for 60 years, Wendy Majewski filed a formal complaint against the detective she once fruitlessly hounded to pursue the case in 1994.
Today, that investigator, Sgt. Curtis L. Brown Jr., is fighting a 10-day suspension handed down by Sheriff Adrian Garcia after an internal investigation. Garcia characterized Brown's conduct and treatment of the family as "inexcusable" and said it demonstrated a neglect of his official duties. Brown had threatened to arrest members of the victim's family for leaving a flower at the home where the shooting took place and for speaking to witnesses, a prosecutor confirmed.
A vicious inheritance fight that apparently has seen a brother send his sister a gift-wrapped bomb took an even more cold-blooded turn Tuesday when prosecutors alleged that Clair Wolf specified the order he wanted his two sisters and one of their husbands killed when he hired a hitman last year.
A Baytown police officer accused of smashing a suspect's forehead into a curb after a high-speed motorcycle chase was found guilty of misdemeanor official oppression this afternoon.
A Houston judge has sentenced a 27-year-old woman to life in prison for strangling her newborn daughter minutes after giving birth to her at home.
McSpadden said he could find no mitigating circumstances in Cortes' situation or her background.
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