HOUSTON — A family spokesperson says James Larry Cosby, the father of one of two women whose bodies were found dumped outside a South Texas convenience store last week and now in custody in connection with their murders, is a practicing Muslim who made notes about his anti-gay views on his Koran.
Community activist Quanell X, speaking for the Cosby family, also describes the scene at Cosby’s home where investigators suspect he may have murdered his daughter Britney and her girlfriend Crystal Jackson, reports KRIV-TV.
“There were obvious blood splatters. There was obvious large amounts of blood in the carpet,” said Quanell X.
The two women, who had been in a relationship for the past two years, were found murdered last Friday.
Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset would not speculate about a motive, but Quannel X claims he found writings about homosexuality on Cosby’s Koran indicating he may have had an issue with his daughters sexual orientation. “In Islam homosexuality is forbidden. It is forbidden. I learned today that Larry was a practicing Muslim,” said Quanell X.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Cosby’s fingerprints were found at the Port Bolivar crime scene where the women’s bodies were located, and that Trochesset described Cosby’s Houston home as “a secondary crime scene.”
The criminal complaint states that Cosby saw his daughter’s body on March 6 and failed to report the corpse to authorities.
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Autopsies revealed that Jackson died from a single gunshot to the head and that Britney Cosby succumbed to blows to her head, but also had a broken neck, the affidavit said. The women also appeared to have been killed somewhere other than where their bodies were discovered.
James Cosby is a registered sex offender who was released from prison last October, and has an extensive criminal history with convictions for sexual assault, assault, drugs and weapons dating back to the late 80s.