Posted: Oct 31, 2012 2:38 AM
Updated: Oct 31, 2012 2:38 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The brother of the man who rammed his car into a church says he didn't know the Fort Worth-area pastor he beat to death. Derrick Birdow's brother says he doesn't know why Birdow drove to Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill on Monday. Officers subdued him with a Taser after finding him assaulting the Rev. Danny Kirk Sr. with a guitar.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) A Louisiana parolee is set to be executed in Texas for killing his girlfriend at her East Texas home nine years ago. Forty-one-year-old Donnie Lee Roberts faces lethal injection today in Huntsville for the death of 44-year-old Vicki Bowen. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review Roberts' case.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) A Guatemalan diplomat says Texas law enforcement agents were close enough to a pickup truck to see there were people inside before one opened fire from a helicopter. Alba Caceres says survivors claimed the Department of Public Safety helicopter was 450 to 600 feet away last week when a trooper opened fire, killing two people. The passengers were involved in a failed human smuggling attempt.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A body found in a burning sport utility vehicle is that of a man in whose North Texas home a teenage girl was killed. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says firefighters discovered the body of 44-year-old Robert Dodson II in the flaming SUV on Sunday night. It was Dodson who found 17-year-old Claudia Hidic dead of a gunshot wound on the back doorstep of Dodson's Fort Worth home in June.