Dad Arrested in Lesbian Couple Murder

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A suspect has been arrested in the murder of the lesbian couple found dead near a dumpster in Texas last week.

According to The Houston Chronicle, James Larry Cosby has been charged with “two counts of tampering with evidence in the deaths of his daughter, Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson.” Both women were 24 and had been together for two years.

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office says James Cosby, 46, of Houston, is being held in the county jail in lieu of $500,000 bail and his charges may be upgraded to capital murder, pending the investigation.

It appears as though Britney Cosby suffered blows to the head, while Jackson was shot.

While a motive has not been released, anti-gay bias had not been ruled out as of earlier this week.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said statements by James Cosby, as well as evidence found in his home, led to his arrest; however, Trochesset did not specify exactly what Cosby said or what was found due to the investigation.

Police still have not located Britney Cosby’s 2006 Kia Sorrento and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office TIPLINE at 866-248-8477 or Galveston County Crime Stoppers 409-763-8477.