Killing a child because one can’t accept her sexuality is never okay. But that appears to be the motive of James Larry Cosby, who was arrested late last week for the murder of his daughter, Britney Cosby, and her girlfriend, Crystal Jackson, according to a recent report.
Britney’s mother, Loranda McDonald, told KHOU Cosby was still angry that his daughter was in a relationship with another woman.
“He said it to me a few times that he did not like the idea of her being gay,” McDonald said.
James Larry Cosby’s grandmother, Annie Cosby, says something completely different. In fact, she says father and daughter shared a good relationship. “I never saw them having a misunderstanding or anything like that,” she told the Houston Chronicle.
Galveston County authorities grew suspicious of Cosby after his appearance at a candlelight vigil in Britney’s memory.
“When we went to the residence to talk to him, some of the things we saw there, increased and went further,” Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.
What tipped them off, what they observed at the home, or what events led to Britney and Jackson’s deaths are still unclear.
James Larry Cosby remains in Galveston County Jail on $500,000 bond.