Galveston County Consortium: James Cosby is the prime suspect in the murder of his daughter, Britney Cosby, and her lover, Crystal Jackson.
A Texas dad disgusted with his daughter’s lesbian lifestyle murdered the young woman and her lover, the girl’s mother said in a shocking twist to a gruesome case.
James Cosby, 46, bludgeoned his daughter Britney Cosby to death and shot her lover, Crystal Jackson, on March 6 before dumping the bodies near the ferry gate in Port Bolivar, Texas, police believe.
The bodies were found near a Dumpster around 7:30 a.m. the next day outside a Fisherman’s Cove food mart.
Facebook: Crystal Jackson, left, and Britney Cosby, both 24, were murdered last week and dumped near a ferry dock in south Texas. Cops believe Cosby’s father, James Cosby, killed the couple.
Both women were 24.
Britney’s mother told KHOU-TV that Cosby was angry his daughter was gay.
“He said it to me a few times that he did not like the idea of her being gay,” Loranda McDonald told the TV station. “But, like I told him, there’s nothing we could do about that. That’s who she is. We can’t change her lifestyle.”
KHOU: ‘I think they should lock him up, don’t let him out,’ Britney Cosby’s mother, Loranda McDonald, told KHOU-TV. ‘Give him the chair, I want him to suffer.’
Capital murder charges are pending against James Cosby, a registered sex offender released from prison in October, Galveston Sheriff Office Capt. Barry Cook told the Daily News. The murder weapons have not been recovered and Britney Cosby’s recently purchased 2006 Kia Sorento is still missing.
Cops think the car could be a key piece of evidence linking the crime.
Galveston Sheriff’s Office: Cops released this sketch and believe it may be another suspect — not James Cosby. Cosby stands 6-feet-5, while the man caught on surveillance cameras appeared shorter.
But James Cosby is held in jail on a combined $500,000 bond after cops collared the man for tampering with evidence — and he is the prime suspect in at least one of the murders.
His fingerprints were found on a piece of paper on the bodies and pools of blood were found inside Cosby’s Houston home, Cook said.
“At least one murder happened at his house,” Cook said.
Galveston Sheriff’s Office: Britney Cosby, left, and her lover, Crystal Jackson, right, were found dead on March 7.
Cosby moved in to the home only in October after he was released following a two-year stint in prison. His daughter and her grandmother lived at the home and let him move in.
In his bedroom, which Cook described as a converted garage, the murder suspect had a copy of the Koran open to a page which talks about homosexuality as a sin, family advocate Quanell X told KHOU. The find may give some insight into Cosby’s disturbed mindset, the advocate said.
“It’s quite unfortunate but he had a real, real warped understanding, in my opinion, of the religion of Islam and its position on the gay lifestyle and what one should do,” Quanell X said.
KHOU: The bodies of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson were found behind a Dumpster in Port Bolivar, Texas.