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James Larry Cosby, Father Of Texas Lesbian, Arrested In Connection With Alleged Murder Of Daughter, Girlfriend


Authorities have made a disturbing arrest in the alleged murder of a Texas lesbian couple.

James Larry Cosby, 46, has been charged with two counts of tampering with evidence in connection with the death of his daughter, Britney Cosby, and her girlfriend Crystal Jackson, both 24, according to KHOU. He is currently being held in the Galveston County Jail on a total of $500,000.00 bonds.

Meanwhile, the Galveston County Sheriff's Office told local ABC affiliate KTRK that the alleged murders of both women appear to have taken place in James Cosby's home. Britney Cosby reportedly died from blunt force trauma, while Crystal Jackson was shot, according to the news channel.

Earlier this week, James Cosby spoke to KTRK in regard to his daughter's death. "You can't really put something like this into words," he said at the time.

Earlier this week, a beer deliveryman discovered the bodies of Britney Cosby and Jackson next to a dumpster outside of the Fisherman's Cove store in Port Bolivar, Texas. Deputies say the woman were involved in a romantic relationship and had traveled to Galveston to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Jackson was a mother to a five-year-old girl, according to reports.

"Just come forward, just to give us closure as a family," McDade Cosby, Britney's sister, told KTRK at the time. "Just come forward, because we need closure at this point."

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