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By Paul Alexander

On a Fourth of July night in 2009, off-duty Houston police officer Tommy Harris used to be assaulted through a stranger with doubtless no own motivation. In an instinctive try to safeguard himself, Harris wrestled his assailant to the ground—where he died inside minutes.

To many, Harris' activities looked like comprehensible self-defense. yet he was once quickly stuck up in a media frenzy because the neighborhood District legal professional latched onto the case as a part of his bid for re-election. Paul Alexander's account of the botched police research, the District Attorney's competitive zeal, and the ordeal of a guy stuck among the 2 demonstrates actual literary prowess and a deep knowing of the style. the writer of the best-selling titles Murdered, Homicidal, and Mistried, Alexander offers compelling storytelling and new eye-witness debts to carry this tale to life.

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A top journalist with a profession spanning many years, Paul Alexander has...

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The venue of the autopsy became an issue of jurisdiction. The hospital closest to Studio 59, Memorial Hermann Southwest, is located in Harris County. Since Okhueleigbe was pronounced dead at that hospital, the body had to be turned over to the Harris County Medical Examiner.

Houston was founded in 1836 on Buffalo Bayou. Named for General Sam Houston, the president of the Republic of Texas, the city, a port on the Gulf of Mexico, easily became home to the shipping and railroad industries. In the early twentieth century, oil was discovered nearby, allowing Houston to develop an even more multi-faceted industrial base. In the 1960s, NASA established Mission Control in Houston. Afterwards, the city saw an internationally respected medical community emerge, the centerpiece of which was the Texas Medical Center.

All he knew was what Beau told him about his harassment of April. But Tommy had just escorted Lauren, not April. It made no sense that this man would be angry with Tommy, a stranger with whom he had never exchanged a single word, especially since he walked out a different bartender, the one he wasn’t interested in. ” Tommy said. “Slow down! ” The man didn’t stop. ” Tommy said. ” The man didn’t stop. ” Tommy said, louder. Extending his left arm, he held up his hand signaling for the man to stop.

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