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Reward doubled: DPS seeking new leads, witness to Texas woman’s unsolved murder in 1990


AUSTIN, Texas — The reward has been temporarily increased to $6,000 for information that could end a 27-year-old murder investigation out of Starr County, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Thursday.

Laura Guadalupe Guerra, 22, was shot to death on May 23, 1990. Investigators believe she was murdered at on location, possibly a hotel, and then her body was dumped in a wooded area across from the Rio Motel at 1111 W. Main Street in Rio Grande City. Guerra was reported missing three days prior to her body being discovered.

Several leads were investigated, but the case was never solved. The Texas Rangers and the Starr County Sheriff’s Office have reopened this case and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying Guerra’s killer. In addition, investigators believe that a possible witness

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Reward doubled: DPS seeking new leads, witness to Texas …


AUSTIN, Texas — The reward has been temporarily increased to $6,000 for information that could end a 27-year-old murder investigation out of Starr County, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Thursday.

Laura Guadalupe Guerra, 22, was shot to death on May 23, 1990. Investigators believe she was murdered at on location, possibly a hotel, and then her body was dumped in a wooded area across from the Rio Motel at 1111 W. Main Street in Rio Grande City. Guerra was reported missing three days prior to her body being discovered.

Several leads were investigated, but the case was never solved. The Texas Rangers and the Starr County Sheriff’s Office have reopened this case and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying Guerra’s killer. In addition, investigators believe that a possible witness

Read more at: http://cw39.com/2017/11/17/reward-doubled-dps-seeking-new-leads-witness-to-texas-womans-unsolved-murder-in-1990/

Texas judge postpones execution of ‘tourniquet serial killer’ after last-minute revelations

His victims included Maria del Carmen Estrada, who was raped and her nude body left in the drive-through of a Dairy Queen in 1992, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said.

Shore’s other victims included 14-year-old Laurie Tremblay who was killed in 1986, a 14-year-old girl he killed in 1993, 9-year-old Dana Rebollar who was killed in 1994, and 16-year-old Dana Sanchez killed in 1995, they said.

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Texas ‘Tourniquet Killer’ Execution Postponed

A Texas judged postponed the execution of a serial rapist and murderer after it was discovered that an inmate in death row persuaded him to take the fall for a murder which he did not commit.

Harris County Judge Maria Jackson granted a 90-day stay of execution to Anthony Allen Shore, 55, three hours before he was sentenced to die by lethal injection for a series of murders he committed in the ’80s and ’90s.

Inmate Larry Ray Swearington, who is also on death row, persuaded Shore to admit to the 1998 abduction and murder of Melissa Trotter. Prosecutors believe Shore would have gone with the plan, which could have gotten Swearington exonerated.

After through sweep of Shore’s cell, photographs and handwritten documents of Trotter’s murder were uncovered. Prosecutors believe Swearington was coaching Shore to make the confession more

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Texas to execute ‘tourniquet killer’ for serial rape and murder

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas judge, acting on requests from prosecutors, halted the planned execution on Wednesday of a man known as the “tourniquet killer” for the grisly method used to murder five girls and young women in the Houston area whom he also raped.

The order from Harris County Judge Maria Jackson to put a 90-day stay on the execution was issued a few hours before Anthony Shore, 55, was set to be put to death by lethal injection at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. (2300 GMT).

District attorneys in Harris County, which includes Houston, and neighboring Montgomery County, requested the stay to examine Shore’s claim that another death row inmate tried to persuade him to take the blame for a murder for which the other inmate had been convicted.

Courts previously rejected appeals from Shore to spare his life based on arguments that

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Texas judge postpones execution of ‘tourniquet killer’

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas judge, acting on requests from prosecutors, halted the planned execution on Wednesday of a man known as the “tourniquet killer” for the grisly method used to murder five girls and young women in the Houston area whom he also raped.

The order from Harris County Judge Maria Jackson to put a 90-day stay on the execution was issued a few hours before Anthony Shore, 55, was set to be put to death by lethal injection at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. (2300 GMT).

District attorneys in Harris County, which includes Houston, and neighboring Montgomery County, requested the stay to examine Shore’s claim that another death row inmate tried to persuade him to take the blame for a murder for which the other inmate had been convicted.

Courts previously rejected appeals from Shore to spare his life based on arguments that

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-execution/texas-judge-postpones-execution-of-tourniquet-killer-idUSKBN1CN19E

Texas to execute ‘tourniquet killer’ for serial rape and murder

By Jon Herskovitz

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A man known as the “tourniquet killer” for the method he used to torture and strangle the five girls and young women he was convicted of raping and murdering is due to be executed in Texas on Wednesday.

Anthony Shore, 55, is set to be put to death by lethal injection at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m. (2300 GMT). If the execution goes ahead, it will be the seventh this year in Texas and the 21st in the United States, one more than the national total in 2016.

Courts have rejected appeals from the death row inmate to spare his life based on arguments that Shore suffered from brain damage and his execution would violate constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment, court documents showed.

Shore was a serial rapist and murderer who killed five girls and women in the 1980s and 1990s

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Texas DPS Temporarily Increases Reward in Child’s 1988 Cold … – NBC 5 Dallas

The Texas Department of Public Safety has temporarily increased the reward in the unsolved 1988 murder case of 7-year-old Courtney Clayton.

The DPS said Monday the reward, now at $6,000, will be paid for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the child’s death provided the tip is received before next month’s feature case is announced.

Officials said Clayton was abducted Sept. 12, 1988 from her home near Stamford, about 40 miles north of Abilene in Haskell County. Her body was discovered months later by hunters.

The young girl was last seen when she walked to a small store, about a block from her home, to buy a soft drink. Despite an immediate and extensive search, the second grader’s remains were not discovered until six months later on Easter Sunday by hunters in Shackelford County, about 50 miles away near the small town of

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Texas DPS Temporarily Increases Reward in Child’s 1988 Cold Case Murder – NBC 5 Dallas

The Texas Department of Public Safety has temporarily increased the reward in the unsolved 1988 murder case of 7-year-old Courtney Clayton.

The DPS said Monday the reward, now at $6,000, will be paid for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the child’s death provided the tip is received before next month’s feature case is announced.

Officials said Clayton was abducted Sept. 12, 1988 from her home near Stamford, about 40 miles north of Abilene in Haskell County. Her body was discovered months later by hunters.

The young girl was last seen when she walked to a small store, about a block from her home, to buy a soft drink. Despite an immediate and extensive search, the second grader’s remains were not discovered until six months later on Easter Sunday by hunters in Shackelford County, about 50 miles away near the small town of

Read more at: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Texas-DPS-Temporarily-Increases-Reward-in-Childs-1988-Cold-Case-Murder-445467843.html