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  1. #16
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    So he prepared it before he went to jail, or someone passed it to him. I wonder why his clothes were not removed from him when he came back from court?
    He probably told whoever asked, that someone else had already gotten them.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    Quote Originally Posted by mocity
    I work in downtown houston which is where he escaped. While in prison the newspapers say that he was plotting to kill certain witnesses and think he will go after those people now that he is out. That is so scary. I read through the transcripts and one woman, the neighbor I think, told the entire story of what happened. It I was her I would get the heck out of the state until he is captured.
    Maybe they can get police protection... I know I'd be asking for it.


    This post is my opinion only, and is subject to making me look totally confused


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    Quote Originally Posted by mocity
    I work in downtown houston which is where he escaped. While in prison the newspapers say that he was plotting to kill certain witnesses and think he will go after those people now that he is out. That is so scary. I read through the transcripts and one woman, the neighbor I think, told the entire story of what happened. It I was her I would get the heck out of the state until he is captured.
    Wow! I wouldn't care if I'd been a witness in his case or not, he's one dangerous dude!

    I'm assuming LE has orders of 'Shoot to kill!'

    They wouldn't have to tell me that!

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    Escape from Houston County Jail ...



    On a whole host of levels - this escape was made possible through a series of sloppy human errors. The result of those errors may end up costing one or more innocent people their lives.

    Pathetic performance by LE officials at the County Jail. This Thompson dude was already a convicted DR inmate - now with a 2nd reimposed DP verdict. Twice - he had plotted a contract killing on trial participants.

    How in the hell did he convince a guard to allow him to go to the attorney conference room unescorted - much less without a specific directive from someone in authority at the control center?

    How was this DR inmate able to secure and maintain a badge & a photo ID while inside the County lock-up?

    Why was this DR convict still in possession of his "court clothes"?

    Sloppy! Sloppy!! Sloppy!!!

    If LE heads don't roll - something is very wrong in the lax Houston penal system.

    I just hope this violent DR offender doesn't take any more lives before he is apprehended.

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    LE has to call all jurors & people who testify if a prisoner escapes.

    My aunt served on a murder trial they found him guilty.
    He told the jurors to remember his face he'd get them one by one.

    He escaped but ran for his life......LE caught up with him. Back to prison he went.


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    Thompson was led handcuffed to the booth where he met with an atty - and the meeting booth was also locked as a matter of protocol.

    He was not wearing handcuffs or his jail jumpsuit when he walked out of the Jail.

    Reported on Abrams ...

    Two hours prior to his escape - Thompson was wearing an orange jumpsuit, handcuffed & locked in the atty-prisoner conference booth.


    So, it appears he brought his civilian clothes with him and apparently changed in the atty-client locked booth. That means he kept his civilian clothes in his county jail cell for 6 days without being detected. Not to mention the badge & Atty Gen. office ID card.

    The criminal defense atty that represented Thompson in Court last friday when he was found "guilty" for the 2nd time - was NOT the same atty that visited him just prior to his escape. It was not even an atty from that firm. Not an atty of record. No one seems to know who the atty was.

    What's going on here? Sounds like he had help somewhere along the line - along with the total ineptness of the Houston County Jail personnel.

    This case was discussed both on Crier & Abrams this evening.

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    So... maybe the 2nd attorney wasn't an attorney at all, and rather an accomplice?


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    Escaped killer apparently left his clothes, prison ID across the street

    It's now clear to authorities that convicted killer Charles Victor Thompson had help in his bold escape last week from the Harris County Jail.

    The khaki pants and dark-blue shirt Thompson wore when he walked out of the 1200 Baker jail Thursday afternoon were discovered the next day behind a nearby county jail, said Lt. John Martin, a spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

    A deputy making routine rounds Friday found the clothing behind the building at 1307 Baker, across the street from the jail where Thompson escaped, Martin said.
    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory...pstory/3440344

    Attorney: Escaped killer 'charming, articulate'
    An attorney for Charles Victor Thompson described the escaped death-row inmate on Saturday as "charming, articulate and well-spoken," and said it's doubtful that the convicted murderer would kill again.

    A nationwide manhunt continued for Thompson, 35, who brazenly walked out of Harris County Jail unhindered on Thursday after meeting with an attorney, escaping from handcuffs, changing into street clothes and flashing a fake ID badge.

    Hayslip's mother, Wynona Donaghy of Tomball, Texas, and other relatives of the victims have gone into hiding.
    http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/11/05/in...pes/index.html

    Local reaction
    http://lonestartimes.com/2005/11/04/...-on-the-loose/
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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    Everyone in this country is in danger when a dangerous criminal escapes. The why and how need to be accounted for immediately. There is absolutely no excuse for something like this. Thompson should be hunted as "wanted; dead".


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    Officials Embarrassed Over *Escape* - And they should be!!




    Officials 'embarrassed' by death row escape


    Associated Press
    Posted on Sat, Nov. 05, 2005


    HOUSTON - Harris County officials blamed "100 percent human error" for the escape of inmate Charles Victor Thompson as jurors and his victims' relatives worried the convicted killer would come after them.

    "This was 100 percent human error; that's the most frustrating thing about it," sheriff's spokesman Lt. John Martin said Friday. "There were multiple failures. There were several points where it could have been prevented."

    Thompson, 35, walked out of Harris County Jail on Thursday after freeing himself from handcuffs, changing into civilian clothes and leaving a visitors' area wearing a fake ID badge.

    Authorities said the death row prisoner fooled at least four jail employees before leaving the prison.


    "As a department, we're embarrassed about this," said Chief Deputy Danny Billingsley. "We're going to find out what happened and we're going to fix it."

    As authorities continued to search for Thompson Friday and investigate how he escaped, the families of his victims and members of his resentencing jury said they feared for their safety.

    Several victims' relatives went into hiding or agreed to police protection after Thompson's escape, the Houston Chronicle reported.

    The mother of victim Dennise Hayslip, Thompson's ex-girlfriend, said she viewed the man who fatally shot her daughter in 1998 as a continued threat.

    "He can make people believe he is the most innocent man in the world," Wynona Donaghy said.

    "If somebody is helping him, they don't realize how dangerous he is."

    Cathy Lange, who served on a resentencing jury that recommended the death penalty for Thompson on Oct. 28, said she was "terrified" when she learned of Thompson's escape.

    "I was shaking," Lange told the Chronicle. "I went all over the house making sure that all the windows were locked."

    Lange said she later decided that Thompson would be more concerned with escaping than with hunting down jury members, but she added that other jurors with whom she had spoken were also worried.

    "They indicated their fear," Lange said. "This is a horrible experience - no telling what they are going through."

    Thompson was condemned in 1999 for the shooting deaths a year earlier of Hayslip, 39, of Tomball, and her new boyfriend, Darren Keith Cain, 30, of nearby Spring.

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered he be resentenced and a new jury again recommended the death penalty Oct. 28. Thompson was being held in the county jail pending his transfer back to prison in Livingston, about 75 miles to the northeast.

    On Thursday afternoon, Thompson claimed he had an appointment with his lawyer and was taken to a meeting room. The visitor was NOT Thompson's attorney, Terrence Gaiser, who said he had no plans to meet Thompson that day.

    Martin said investigators are questioning the visitor but wouldn't provide more details.

    After the visitor left, Thompson removed his handcuffs and his bright orange prison jumpsuit, Martin said.


    He left the room wearing a dark blue shirt, khaki pants and white tennis shoes, along with a fake identification badge, and claimed to work for the Texas Attorney General's office.

    Thompson used the story to get past at least four jail employees, one of whom let him into the jail's visitor's lobby, Martin said. Thompson then left the building.

    Martin said investigators would examine how Thompson got past jail personnel and whether he had *inside help*, questioning employees, inmates and other visitors.




    13th Juror - totally appalled by the ineptness of this LE agency! There are *no excuses* for this - none!



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    Just a thought that crossed my mind ...



    Not that it makes any difference - but, I noted that that Thompson (now 35) would have been 27 or 28 yrs old back in 1998 when he murdered Dennise - his 39 yr. old ex-girlfriend & her new 30 yr. old boyfriend.

    Guess it's no big deal these days - but, it kinda peaked my interest why an almost 40 yr. old woman would be hooking up with 27-30 yr old young guys.

    I can't quite put my finger on it - but, as the Mom of a 28 yr. old son - that would have concerned me.

    13th Juror


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    He has been captured in Shreveport, LA. Whew.....more to come.....


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    FULL STORY: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051107/...ath_row_escape


    6 minutes ago

    HOUSTON - A death row inmate who slipped out of the Harris County courthouse wearing street clothes has been captured in Shreveport, La., the U.S. Marshals Service said Sunday night.

    Marianne Matus, a Marshals spokeswoman in Houston, confirmed convicted killer Charles Victor Thompson was in custody. No other details were immediately available


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    I'm glad they finally got him back off the streets
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    Escapee Charles Victor Thompson captured in Shreveport, La.

    The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force got a tip today that led Shreveport police and the U.S. Marshal's Service to the 700 block of 70th Street, where officers saw a man they thought to be Thompson on a bicycle near a pay phone in front of the liquor store. When asked to identify himself, he replied, "You know who I am."

    Asked again, he responded, "My name is Charles Thompson."

    Thompson, 35, appeared to be intoxicated, police said.
    http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory...story2/3443019
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight


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