|9/25/2019||Robert Sparks||Age: 45||County: Dallas|
|Murder of his wife and her two sons and rape of her two daughters.|
Sparks told the girl he had killed her mother and brothers, showed her their bodies, and said it was her fault they were dead.
|9/10/2019||Mark Soliz||Age: 37||County: Johnson|
|Robbery and murder of a woman in her home.|
When he showed her that he was stealing her jewelry box, she asked him not to take it because it had been a gift from her mother, who was now deceased. Soliz then told her to go be with her mother and shot her in the head.
|9/4/2019||Billy Crutsinger||Age: 64||County: Tarrant|
|Murder and robbery of two women in their home.|
Detectives began tracking purchases made on the victim's credit card and located Crutsinger at a bar in Galveston, where he was arrested.
|8/21/2019||Larry Swearingen||Age: 48||County: Montgomery|
|Abduction and murder of a 19-year-old woman|
"I did not put no pantyhose around her neck ... to take your hands and strangle somebody, that's not me."
|4/24/2019||John King||Age: 44||County: Jasper|
|Kidnapping and murder of a hitchhiker.|
The murder stunned the nation and made the name Jasper synonymous with racist hate. Various state and federal "hate crime" laws were enacted around the country soon afterward.
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