April 15, 2001 |
A man who authorities say transmitted the AIDS virus through unprotected sex with at least five women has pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Lawyers say it is the first time in Texas that a person has been charged with knowingly transmitting HIV during consensual sex. Paul Leslie Hollingsworth, 46, was sentenced to nine months of probation.
December 24, 1998 |
Iyke Paul Louis Jr., father of the world's only surviving octuplets, faces assault charges stemming from a September altercation at his home with his mother-in-law, authorities said Wednesday. Louis is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 8 on the misdemeanor charges, which carry a maximum penalty of one year in jail. Louis' eight children sparked international fascination after his wife, 27-year-old Nkem Chukwu, finished giving birth Sunday.
July 19, 1998 |
Law enforcement officials are tracking a mysterious outbreak of antiabortion violence that is not lethal but potentially more elusive than the bombings and arson attacks that have plagued abortion clinics in recent years. Between late May and early July, 19 abortion clinics--10 in central Florida, five in New Orleans and four in Houston--were squirted, sprayed or injected with butyric acid, an intensely noxious industrial chemical.
July 4, 1998 |
A Texas teenager was charged with aggravated assault for allegedly dousing an 8-year-old boy with gasoline and setting him on fire in woods near his home last Sunday. Montgomery County officials said the 13-year-old boy was charged and taken before a judge who ordered him to be held in custody pending trial. His name has not been released because he is a juvenile.
July 3, 1998 |
A 13-year-old Texas boy was taken into custody Thursday for questioning about an attack in which an 8-year-old boy was badly burned over his whole body. "So far the young man has admitted to being there when the 8-year-old was set on fire," Montgomery County Sheriff Guy Williams told reporters. His name was not released because he is under 18. The victim, Robert Middleton, emerged with horrific burns from woods near his home in the small town of Splendora, north of Houston, Sunday evening.
June 13, 1998 |
Dozens of area residents packed a funeral home Friday for the wake of a black man who was dragged to death behind a pickup truck on a country road. Flower arrangements surrounded the gray and silver casket, with a framed picture of James Byrd Jr. on top of it. Oleather Cooper, 39, knew the 49-year-old Byrd his whole life and recalled how he was always singing. She said the slaying was racist but perhaps could serve a higher purpose.