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Do You Know Anyone Personally Who Was Murdered or a Murderer?

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Someone here has to know Dror Goldberg.  The rich Jewish kid who killed that woman and stabbed others at the Wig Shop at the Randalls shopping center near West U on Weslayan and Bissonett back in the late 90s?  He then went on the lam for a year in Israel.  Trial was pretty spectacular between Deguerin and Siegler.  He would have gotten away with it but for an eyewitness writing down his license plate after buying pet food at Petco.

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Someone here has to know Dror Goldberg, who flipped out and did a random killing at the Wig Shop at the Randalls shopping center near West U (Weslayan Plaza)?  He went on the lam to Israel for a year after being questioned but before being charged.  Trial was Dick Deguerin v. Kelly Siegler, who hated each other.

A privileged Jewish teen decided he wanted to kill someone and would have gotten away with it.  But a doctor buying dogfood at the Petco 100 yards away saw someone running from the wig shop like a bat out of hell.  He did not get a good look at Dror.  But got close enough to ID the vehicle and get all but one digit of the license plate.  That sunk Dror.  I have several Jewish friends who went to Bellaire High and then Texas that knew Dror well.  

The case was fascinating

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/The-wig-shop-murder-6010615.php

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Back in high school my friends and I would play basketball at Pickwell Park in San Antonio. That place ain’t for the faint of heart, some games ended up with bottles being broken and lives being threatened. It was a tough neighborhood but a lot of good hardworking folks lived in the area. There was a kid that we went to school with that was 2 years younger than us that lived down the street. When the park was full we’d head over to his house to play in his driveway. He was a nice kid with normal hardworking parents but definitely lower middle class.

Fast forward to when I was 20 and he had just graduated from high school. He was trying to get into the Navy but was told he needed to lose some weight first. He was one of our offensive linemen on the football team. I would see him jog around the park occasionally working on his weight. He meanwhile got a job at a local Bill Millers. The story I heard was he made friends with some bad people there that were gang affiliated. They took him out one night and got him high as shit, put a gun in his hand and told him to shoot out the window at a house they had targeted because a rival member lived there. He ended up killing a 16 yr old girl at her birthday slumber party. Got life in jail. I never thought it would have happened to this guy. 

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Michael Dixon was a fraternity brother, he was a plastic surgeon in Amarillo. He was convicted of having his friend kill another doctor in Lubbock over an ex girlfriend. I knew Dixon and Shepard, the guy that did the killing. This story has been on several of the murder/mystery stations. Kind of crazy to know both of the guys involved in a murder for hire plot.  Both are in the pen for life.

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On 5/21/2020 at 10:08 PM, cattail said:

I was good friends with Bart Whitaker in high school. White privilege got him off death row.

Always fascinated by this case. He’s always come across as a sociopath. His dad spent a lot of money to save him.

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A kid that lived 2 doors down from me growing up did a murder/suicide about 20 years ago.   Took a local doctor with him and there were whispers of it being a gay relationship gone bad

Same kid's dad blew his brains out about 10 years before that 

He also did pretty far out stuff like trying to derail a train and drowning kittens, etc, so it was the least surprising murder/suicide ever 

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About 7 years ago, a friend of mine (I was dating one of her friends at the time) was stabbed to death by her boyfriend in the kitchen of another friend of mine. They had only been dating a few months and he was the super jealous type, and obviously batshit crazy. They had been fighting that evening and when they got back to her friend's house, they continued fighting into the early hours and he just snapped and stabbed her.

She had been living with the guy in California and brought him home to Austin to meet her family and friends for the weekend. Some of her girlfriends had met him previously and knew right away there was something "off" about him. They had planned to take her to brunch the next day for an intervention of sorts. Unfortunately it was too late. 

The guy fled the scene and was later caught by cops. He'd tried, unsuccessfully, to cut his own throat. In the trial, the piece of shit actually tried to claim self defense. He's in prison for life. She was a fun, sweet woman in her 30s. SWA flight attendant. Just chose the wrong guy.

 

Another one....Around 2000-2001 or so, a girl I worked with, early 20s, was killed by her husband in a murder-suicide in Cedar Park. 

 

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On 5/25/2020 at 8:52 AM, VirginiaLonghorn said:

Elementary and junior high school classmate Claudia Rutt ... murdered on 1 Aug 66.

A family friend’s daughter was walking with Claudia and Paul when they were killed. She was also shot - but through the hand. 

Edited by Armybrat

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34 minutes ago, DalTxHornFan said:

I remember that day well.

Same here. I watched most of it from a parking lot at the corner of 21st & Whitis.

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On 5/28/2020 at 6:36 PM, bmbmd said:

Becky was a patient of mine-she served nineteen years for killing the guy who raped her five year old daughter.  She was paroled with an ankle monitor and lasted a couple of years before violating some limitation and being sent back to finish her term.  Same story with Mike-he did more than twenty years for killing the guy who raped and murdered his wife, apparently with his bare hands.  

Our criminal justice system is fucked up. Both of them should have received a medal.

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Cousin was killed by the cops during a raid about 10-15 years ago.  My sister was closer with him than I was, and I never got the full story.  

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The younger brother of a girl I hooked up with in HS ended up a few years later killing a girl he was dating. He was 18 at the time. Shot her in the back of the head at a canyon overlook while she was saying how much she loved him. She was a few years older than him and was pushing for them to get married. He obviously had some mental health issues. After be shot her, he realized what he had done and tried to pick her up. When it was clear she was dead, he took off in her car and went to his HS basketball game. The coach, a guy I used to play hoops with, saw the kid crying on a bench, holding the gun. He told the coach to take it before he uses it on himself. 

The kid had stolen the gun he ending up using and had shown it to a friend in hopes he would get turned in. 


 

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1 hour ago, Armybrat said:

Same here. I watched most of it from a parking lot at the corner of 21st & Whitis.

That was way close.  Didn't somebody get shot even further away than that?  Like near 19th Street?  As for me, all the neighborhood kids just watched the tower from in the middle of the street in the Shoalwood area once we heard the radio reports.  Amazing that the town was so small that you could have a clear view of the tower from there.  Seeing Austin featured on the Walter Cronkite show later that evening was mind bottling for a kid.

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Visiting family in CA summer of 1984, went to Imperial beach and we stopped at McDonalds.   We were getting in the car when the gunman started shooting.  Dad started to go back in, mom went bat shit hysterical, so he drove a block away and found a pay phone to call police.
 



I remember that very well. It was the first time that I had seen a mass murder like that. It was horrifying.

One that I forgot, a older man that I used to work with had a son that got mixed up in drugs. His wife went to check on him one day and he shot and killed him. She was his step mom, but had basically raised him for most of his life. He barricaded himself in the house for a few hours before surrendering. I didn’t know her, but she was a very well known real estate agent in The Woodlands. My co-worker basically lost his wife and his son that day.

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