The Premiere Website For Police News In Texas

          
 

HOME PAGE

 

ABOUT US

 
SUBSCRIBE HERE
 

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

 
ADVERTISNG HERE
 

AMBER ALERTS

 

EVENTS

 

CONTACT US

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
2013

 

WE GET LETTERS

 

VISIT OUR SUBSCRIBERS

 

HELPFUL LINKS

 
TEXAS MOST WANTED
 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

RECORDED 
INTERVIEWS

 

ARCHIVES

 

POLICE TO CITIZEN

 

RECOMMENDED
READING

 

SOUND-OFF

 

YOUR WEATHER


 

Texas Sets Novermber 12, 2013, Execution Date for Jamie Bruce McCoskey
Huntsville, Texas
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Army updates hair regulations to accommodate women of color
ߦ   Behind The Scenes With Sealy PD [WATCH]
ߦ   Deputy shoots, kills armed man in NW Georgia
ߦ   Ferguson All Over Again?
ߦ   Pennsylvania Gunman Added to Top Ten List [PHOTO}
ߦ   Police release names of officers involved in Saratoga Springs shooting; family still alleges racial profiling
ߦ   Scam of the day - Free iPhone scam
ߦ   VIDEOS: Clergy, officials ask for calm in wake of Savannah-Chatham police officer shooting, killing suspect
ߦ   Wanted Man Found Hiding in Closet {WATCH}
ߦ   Body of missing Travis County deputy Jessica Hollis found {WATCH}
ߦ   UPDATE - Texas City Bomb Threat
ߦ   Police Chief Opens New Investigation, Lt. Sues Police Chief
ߦ   20 Most Dangerous Cities In Texas
ߦ   Activity Report - Harris County Constable Ron Hickman
ߦ   Anthony Police Win Collective Bargaining Election
ߦ   Antioch crime-fighting tool at your fingertips? There's an app for that
ߦ   Australian Police 'Ride To Remember' Inspired by CLEAT
ߦ   Bryan Police Investigate Aggravated Robbery
ߦ   City parks employee arrested for lewd act inside park
ߦ   Convicted Felon Kills Daughter, Six Grandchildren in Bell, Florida [WATCH]
ߦ   Corpus Christi Investment Adviser Sentenced to 20 Years for Fraud, Theft
ߦ   Crime Stoppers Alert - Armed Robbery of Taqueria [PHOTO]
ߦ   Dash Cam Captures Police Officer Saving Man From Burning Car [WATCH]
ߦ   DPS to Assist Medical Professionals with Drug Change
ߦ   EMPLOYMENT - Law Enforcement Positions
ߦ   FBI Looking For Houston Bank Bandit [PHOTOS]
ߦ   Five Tips for Police Officers to Improve Productivity
ߦ   Former Correctional Officer Sentenced
ߦ   Full-Time Peace Officer & Part-Time Public Service Officer
ߦ   Houston Firefighters’ Names Added to National Memorial [PHOTOS]
ߦ   How not to shoot civilians - 9 community policing tips from a chief who got it right
ߦ   Man accuses Galveston police of violating rights, seeks $1M
ߦ   Man escapes custody, leads police on chase
ߦ   Missing Travis County deputy a member of sheriff’s dive team [WATCH]
ߦ   MOST WANTED - Harris County Sheriffs Office (Sept 19)
ߦ   Officer in probe after traffic stop [WATCH]
ߦ   Officer Involved - A Documentary [WATCH]
ߦ   Police Arrest Men in Rosenberg Church Burglaries
ߦ   Police Blotter - Royce Police Dept.
ߦ   Priest arrested for indecent exposure in Alamo Heights
ߦ   Robo-Cop Makes Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted List [PHOTO]
ߦ   Rollingwood officer in ICU after clinging to tree in flooding [WATCH]
ߦ   Texas City Man Held on $510,000 Bail On Drug Charges [MUG SHOT]
ߦ   Texas Cops Are Going to Fight Like Hell Against Cell-Phone Privacy Protections
ߦ   Texas Police Prepare To Defend International Bridges From Militia Groups
ߦ   The Cops Were Called Over Boy Playing Alone Outside. Then CPS Showed Up & Asked Kids Questions That Left Mom ‘Really, Really Angry.’
ߦ   Travis County sheriff's deputy missing during flooding
ߦ   14 El Paso Area Barrio Aztecas Face Charges
ߦ   Arrests Made in Mulitple Palestine Robberies
ߦ   Captured Fugitive Guilty of Health Care Fraud Violations
ߦ   Crime Stopper Alert - Fort Bend Eye Clinic Thefts [PHOTOS]
ߦ   Custody Hearing For Over 100 Seized Animals [WATCH]
ߦ   Dallas Capital Murder Suspect At Large
ߦ   Dead Woman Found in Apartment, Man Hiding From Police
ߦ   Detectives Arrest Local Man for Indecency with a Child

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
Jamie Bruce McCoskey
Jamie Bruce McCoskey

Jamie Bruce McCoskey's execution is scheduled for 6 pm CDT, on November 12, 2013, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Forty-nine-year-old McCoskey is convicted of murdering 20-year-old Michael Keith Dwyer on November 13, 1991, in Houston, Texas.  He has spent the past 10 years on Texas’ death row.
 
McCoskey dropped out of school in the 9th grade and worked as a landscaper before his final arrest.  He was in and out of trouble with the law for several years.  He was arrested for kidnapping in Travis County, Texas in January of 1983, and given a 10-year sentence serving six months before being released.  He was arrested again in October of 1984, for violating his parole and served almost three years before being released.  A year after his release, he was arrested again for parole violation in October of 1988.  In 1991, he was released under mandatory supervision.
 
Around 6:15 pm on November 13, 1991, Dwyer and his fiancée had returned from a shopping trip and left the doors open while they unloaded the bags.  They were approached by Jamie McCoskey who showed them a large hunting knife in his jacket.  When asked what he wanted, McCoskey told Dwyer they were going to give him a ride and take him where he wanted to go.  Dwyer agreed, so long as his fiancée was left behind, but McCoskey insisted that they all come.
 
McCoskey begin the drive in the back seat with Dwyer and his fiancée in the front, directing Dwyer to get on the freeway.  McCoskey soon switched spots with the fiancée so that he could escape quickly if the police pulled them over.  During the drive, McCoskey made several contradictory statements about what he was going to the two of them.  He directed Dwyer to exit the freeway and pull over on an embankment.  He ordered the fiancée to handcuff Michael and put him in the trunk of the car  then ordered the fiancée to take off her pants so she would not run away.  McCoskey then began driving the vehicle.
 
During the drive, McCoskey began fondling the girl and tried to make her perform oral sex, but stopped when she started gagging.  He told Dwyer he was going to drop him off with some friends and then take his fiancée back to the apartment.  After he left, he would call the friends to release Dwyer.

As they neared the couple’s apartment, McCoskey changed his mind and drove to an abandoned house where he took Dwyer’s fiancée inside and raped her at knife point.  He then brought in Dwyer who's fiancée had fled from the scene and ran to a nearby house, whose occupant refused to let her in until they saw McCoskey holding a knife.  The fiancée called the police who showed up a short time later.  The police found Dwyer's body.  He had been stabbed two dozen times.  The knife used to stab him was found a few feet away.
 
McCoskey fled the house in Dwyer’s car, but later abandoned it in front of an apartment complex where he once lived.  Police found the car and began searching it.  One of the residents, who had heard the description of the suspect, informed police they were looking for McCoskey.  A short time later, police picked up McCoskey, who was later identified, through a police lineup, by his rape victim.
 
Jamie McCoskey was sentenced to death on March 5, 1993.



Comments:
Here's the problem. The state waited until he killed someone before they did what they should have done in 1984 when he violated his parole. They should have made him serve the entire 10 years.

"He was arrested for kidnapping in January of 1983, and given a 10-year sentence serving six months before being released. He was arrested again in October of 1984, for violating his parole and served almost three years before being released. A year after his release, he was arrested again for parole violation in October of 1988. In 1991, he was released under mandatory supervision."
Posted by Carl Wilson at 11/6/2013 2:22:17 AM

Post a comment Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Share   Share link on Twitter Tweet   Shared 1 times
© 1999-2014 The Police News. All rights reserved.