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By Paul Alexander

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

To many, Harris' activities gave the look of comprehensible self-defense. yet he used to be 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 figuring out of the style. the writer of the best-selling titles Murdered, Homicidal, and Mistried, Alexander offers compelling storytelling and new eye-witness money owed to carry this tale to life.


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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.

Because they knew they would be drinking, they were taking taxis from place to place. At dinner, Tommy had one or two drinks; at Studio 59, he had two Crown and 7s. He drank water when he wasn’t having a mixed drink. , a new customer walked in to the near-empty bar. He appeared to be about 30. At 5' 7" or so and approximately 200 pounds he wasn’t small, but aside from his size he didn’t call undue attention to himself. He took a stool at the opposite end of the counter from where Tommy sat with his friends.

RP advises that a customer is threatening the bartenders,” the dispatcher continued. , he spotted a yellow taxi—the one John had called, he later learned—leaving from another exit. Pulling up to the scene, Pavlock stopped, got out, and approached a cluster of four men. Beau now knelt beside the man lying on his side on the ground while John stood nearby. —a gesture one officer, on duty or off, makes to another out of professional courtesy. After acknowledging it, Pavlock focused on the man on the ground.

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