Posted: Jan 23, 2014 6:00 AM
Updated: Jan 23, 2014 6:01 AM
HOUSTON (AP) A missing 17-year-old girl has been found dead in a Houston bayou and police say her boyfriend killed the teen because she wanted to date someone else. Houston police say the 19-year-old suspect was being held Thursday facing a formal capital murder charge. Police say the boyfriend drew a map to where officers Wednesday night located the body of 17-year-old Vy Ngoc Bao-Pham.
DALLAS (AP) Dallas police say a sleeping 4-year-old girl has been shot when gunfire broke out as two men forced their way into an apartment during a robbery. Police are searching for the two gunmen in the holdup and attack after 4 a.m. CST Thursday. Police say the suspects broke into an apartment and the child was wounded when a weapon was fired. The girl's name and details on her condition weren't immediately released.
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) A Houston-area man has been sentenced to 29 years in prison in a child pornography case linked to an online chat with an undercover officer in New Mexico. Thirty-two-year-old Travis James McReynolds of Pearland pleaded guilty in Novemeber to production and distribution of child pornography. Officers in October 2012 seized computers and more than 150 child porn images and videos from his home.
DALLAS (AP) A Dallas psychologist has pleaded guilty in a nearly $2 million federal workers health care scam including false claims of treating a patient daily for years. Prosecutors say 62-year-old Michael Ellis Wolf was taken into custody Wednesday after pleading guilty to health care fraud. He faces up to 10 years in prison during sentencing later this year.