Monday, October 20, 2008

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Death row phone calls lead to arrests: "State Sen. John Whitmire knew the phone call he received two weeks ago was far from ordinary when he heard clanging steel doors and hollering. The caller wanted to prove to Whitmire that he was in prison. On Texas' death row, in fact.

Calling from what is supposed to be the securest part of Texas' prison system, the caller told Whitmire, the chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee that oversees prison operations, that he knew that Whitmire had two daughters.

The caller also knew their ages and where they lived in Houston, among other personal details the convict said he had gleaned from the Internet."

1 comment:

Benjie said...

Sounds like the basis for a suspense story to me.