The father of one of two women whose bodies were found behind a Dumpster in Texas has been charged with evidence tampering in both killings, which may have been motivated by the victims’ sexual orientation.
James Larry Cosby, 46, from Houston, remains jailed on $500,000 bond, said Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset.
Trochesset said the investigation is ongoing and charges against Cosby could be upgraded to capital murder.
‘It appears that the young ladies may have been murdered in his home,’ he said.
The bodies of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson, both 24, who investigators say were in a romantic relationship, were discovered March 7 next to a trash bin behind a store in Galveston.
Officials say Miss Cosby died from blows to the head and Jackson from a gunshot wound.
Loranda McDonald, Cosby’s mother, suggested that her father may have murdered the young woman because she was a lesbian.
‘He said it to me a few times that he did not like the idea of her being gay,’ said McDonald.
The grieving mother also said that she wants Cosby to ‘suffer’ and fell the pain that she is feeling.
‘Right now I hate him, I’m very angry with him,’ she told ABC 13.
Investigators believe the women, from Houston, were killed elsewhere and their bodies were dumped on the Bolivar Peninsula.
Community activist Quanell X described the grisly scene inside James Cosby’s blood-spattered home.
‘Blood was all on the walls, all on the speakers — on the sofa,’ he told ABC 13.
Quannel X, the family’s spokesman, also claimed that he found writings condemning homosexuality as a sin on Cosby’s Koran, MyFox Houston reported.
Crystal Jackson’s father, Reverend Ivan Jackson, told the channel that he too did not agree with his daughter’s sexual orientation, but loved her as much as his other children.