TX - Two women named Mary Morris slain, Harris County, 12 & 15 Oct 2000

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  1. SuziQ

    SuziQ Active Member

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    Two women who lived in the same city and shared the same name never met, but they suffered the same violent end.
    Both Houston women were slain and left dead in their cars, just three days apart in October 2000, in different parts of Harris County, Texas. Neither woman was robbed and police have still not cracked either case.
    The victims' families fear that the fact that both women were named Mary Morris may have sealed their fates. Though police say they have no evidence to support the theory, the families are speculating that a sloppy hit man hired to kill one of them may have initially killed the wrong woman.

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    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=125738&page=1
     
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  3. SuziQ

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    Has Dateline or 48 hours ever done a story on this case? I think this would make an interesting case if there are currently any Producers looking for a good story.
     
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    tlcya Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    wow, how very "terminator"

    How sad, that all thse years later, we still have no clue what or who was the driving force behind these killings. Must be so hard for the families to never have the closure of at least knowing the whos and the whys.
     
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    Bumping.

    I just listened to a podcast on this case. I am surprised it isn't more well known. I have lived in the Houston area for ten years and have not heard of it.

    It seems absurd to think the two cases are not somehow connected. Yes, Houston is a large city, but two women who look similar and share the same name being murdered in their cars within days of each other??

    As crazy at it may be, I tend to think the botched "hit" theory is probably on track. The husband of the second Mary definitely seems suspicious; By all accounts, the first Mary Morris had no enemies and was in a very happy marriage. The second Mary, however, was reportedly in a troubled marriage and also was supposedly being bothered by a co-worker. To add to the mystery of the second Mary, her husband made a phone call to her cell phone two hours AFTER her murder (they know she was already dead at this point because she made a chilling 911 call that has never been released) and spoke to someone for four minutes. The husband claims this much be a glitch with the phone company. Also, he initially reported that a ring that she always wore (unclear if it is her wedding ring) was taken when she was murdered, but a friend noticed the husband's daughter wearing the ring months after the murder. He claims they found in the house and he just forgot to inform police. Because of these strange facts, it is theorized that the second Mary's husband hired a hit man and that he killed the first Mary by mistake, a claim he obviously denies. He has never been charged, as he lawyered up and has not been very forthcoming speaking to police.

    Strange case; even stranger that nobody saw anything in either case, as they both happened in pretty well populated areas in broad daylight. I also wonder why the second Mary's 911 call has never been released...
     
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    You can't get good help these days, even Hit Men can't seem to get it right the first time.
    Coincidences do happen and even the most unlikely one can not be statistically ruled out. Extremely unlikely is not "impossible". Still some occurrences are so beyond the "reasonably possible" that they must be rejected.

    Houston is a large Metro area with it's share of crime. But, most murder victims come from predictable high risk demographics. It would be highly unusual for two women, from middle class backgrounds who appear to engage in no "high risk" activities, to be found murdered in their car within a few days of each other. Now, compound that with the chance that both of these women would have the same name. It's off the charts.

    I have no idea how much Hit Men charge nowadays, even the minimally competent ones. I will venture to guess that whatever it costs, it is beyond the means of some marginally employed nurse who hates his boss. That would be a strictly "do it yourself" capper. And, no matter how incompetent the execution, he would, at least, get the target right the first time.

    The only realistic explanation is the hit man who got it wrong the first time but got it right the next time.
     

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