It will be the first time Crawford has spoken out publicly about her decades-long relationship with the late star. It started when they met in high school and continued up towhen they had a falling out. While neither Houston nor Crawford ever confirmed the rumours that they were romantically or sexually close, two recent documentaries have claimed that Houston was bisexual and that they were more than just friends.
Davonte Garrison, 22, is charged with capital murder. Police say Garrison shot and robbed Ward, then fell out of the car and kept shooting at Ward as he drove away. According to court documents, Garrison hates gay people and used a dating app to lure ward to his apartment so he could rob him.
In Irving, near Dallas, three gay men have been brutally slain this last year in separate incidents, all involving repeated stabbings well beyond those that caused death. A suspect was taken into custody last weekend and has been charged in one killing. In Houston, the police recently arrested four football stars from a local high school and charged them with the July murder of a gay man outside a nightclub here.
These nights, few cars cruise Bergfield Park near downtown, a noted after-dark meeting place for homosexuals. The fear and shadows that have long dominated gay life in this East Texas city deepened three weeks ago when a group of men abducted a year-old homosexual named Nicholas West from the park, drove him down a rural road and shot him to death. But in addition to instilling fear, the slaying has angered local homosexuals, who are now planning the first protest by gay men and women in the city, on Jan.
A straight man has been arrested for allegedly killing a gay man after he bragged about it online. On April 19, Adrienne Ward, 30, was shot to death while driving in Houston at around a. Police found him in his vehicle and he was taken to the hospital.
Ray Hill was in the cross hairs, and if the Louisiana hitmen actually showed up in Houston to rub him out, he wanted the media to be wise to what had happened. Hill breathlessly related the menace, obviously delighted that he could be the target of such a delicious conspiracy. Every UPS deliveryman, every knock on the door might be a summons to eternity.
A man who was robbed and then shot to death at a west Houston apartment complex was targeted under the ruse that he would hook up with his male attacker, authorities have alleged. The tipster said Garrison met his would-be victim, Adrienne Ward, 30, on the mobile app Tagged and arranged to meet on April 19 for the sexual rendezvous, officials said. He had been shot in the chest and was declared dead at the hospital.
Houston has a large and diverse LGBT population and is home to the 4th largest gay pride parade in the nation. According to Ray Hill, a Montrose resident quoted in the Houston Pressbefore the s, the city's gay bars were spread around Downtown Houston and what is now Midtown Houston. Gays and lesbians needed to have a place to socialize after the closing of the gay bars.
Jon Christopher Buice doesn't look the part of a gay-bashing killer. Sitting behind a blue steel mesh in bleached white prison garb and T-shirt, the brown-eyed, baby-faced convict, even at 26, could pass still for the ordinary white suburban teenager he once was. Buice is serving the seventh year of a year sentence for the July slaying of Paul Broussard, who was himself 26 when he was bludgeoned and stabbed to death by Buice and nine of his friends on a Houston street.
NOW: police say an out of control driver hit 4 people on the street. That driver apparently got into a fight with people outside a Montrose bar, then got into a car and started ramming people. Investigators say driver mowed down at least 4 people outside Montrose bar after closing. The man who was driving the car is in custody.