Aaron Alexis, the former Fort Worth resident who killed 12 people in last year’s rampage at Washington’s Navy Yard, convinced the VA that he had no mental health issues despite disturbing problems and encounters with police. (The Associated Press)
Officials hope to ease crowded conditions. The shelter is packed with animals that were removed from unsanitary conditions in January, including a few dozen from a "puppy mill" in northwestern Parker County. (Bill Miller)
Two people are dead and their elderly neighbor was in police custody Monday after an argument over dog feces led to gunfire early Monday in northeast Dallas.
Chung Kim, 75, was at a Dallas-area hospital late Monday where he was being treated for a medical condition unrelated to the shooting in which he is accused of killing Michelle Jackson and Jamie Stafford, both 31.
The victims were upstairs neighbors at the apartment complex where Kim lived, police said.
Investigators believe that the neighbors dumped their dog's excrement at the front door and on the patio of Kim's downstairs apartment, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
A Houston man and woman are jailed on federal and state charges that they made and distributed videos of living animals being tortured and killed, according to The Associated Press.
The seven-count federal grand jury indictment accuses Ashley Nicole Richards, 22, and Brent Justice, 51, of making eight "animal crush" videos of puppies, chickens and kittens being tortured and killed.
The Houston Chronicle reported that prosecutors believe Richards, throughout 2010, "received emails from clients who offered to pay her to provide so-called 'crush' videos of tortured animals for their sexual gratification."
A Florida man has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to smuggle alligator gar (like the ones shown here) from Texas for sale in Japan.
A jury found 63-year-old Loren Willis of West Palm Beach, Fla., guilty last October after he and two other men were accused of harvesting alligator gar from the Trinity River and taking the fish to Florida so they could sell it in Japan.