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Texas man indicted in murder of lesbian daughter, girlfriend

James Crosby
James Cosby
Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby
Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby

PORT BOLIVAR, Texas — More than a year after the bodies of a lesbian couple were discovered next to a dumpster behind a convenience store, the father of one of the women has been indicted on a capital murder charge for their deaths.

A Galveston County grand jury indicted James Cosby on Tuesday in the deaths of his daughter, Britney Cosby, and her girlfriend, Crystal Jackson, both 24.

Cosby had previously been charged with tampering with evidence in the case.

Officials say Britney Cosby died from blows to the head and Jackson from a gunshot. Investigators believe the women were killed elsewhere and their bodies then dumped on Bolivar Peninsula, near Galveston. Their bodies were found March 7, 2014.

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Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset has said it appears the women may have been killed in James Larry Cosby’s home, where he said investigators found “blood and other evidence.”

Loranda McDonald, Britney Cosby’s mother, told KHOU-TV in 2014 that Cosby was angry that his daughter was gay.


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