Here's a daily list of crimes across North Texas compiled on March 11, 2009.
VICTIM CHASES DOWN ACCUSED ROBBER
A man accused of robbing a Smoothie King in the 2400 block of Heritage Trace Parkway was arrested Tuesday night after his victim fought back, Fort Worth police said. During the robbery Michael Montgomery told the victim he had a gun, police said. When the victim demanded to see it, Montgomery refused, then reached in and grabbed cash from the open register and ran off, police said. The victim chased Montgomery and held him down until officers arrived, police said.
CASE GOES TO JURY IN COLLIN COUNTY TRIAL OF WOMAN ACCUSED OF KILLING ROMANTIC RIVAL
Collin County jurors began deliberating shortly before 11 a.m. whether a 54-year-old woman is guilty of capital murder, the Dallas Morning News reports. Colleen Keeler is accused in the 2004 stabbing death of Susan Wasnik in a fit of jealousy. Click here to read this story from the Dallas Morning News.
THREE DEAD, ONE WOUNDED IN NORTH RICHLAND HILLS
Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a home in North Richland Hills that left three dead and one injured. A toddler who lived at the house was not injured, neighbors say. Officers were called to the home on the 6500 block of Sunset around 10:30 Tuesday night after receiving several 911 calls from neighbors who reported hearing gunshots at the house. Click here to read this story on NBCDFW.com.
GARLAND WOMAN AND DAUGHTER TO FACE GRAND JURY IN ALLEGED MURDER-FOR-HIRE
At an examination hearing Tuesday, Detective Scott Sayers said that the two women – who appeared in court with their attorneys – have confessed to plotting to have 57-year-old Kenneth Hughes killed, the Dallas Morning News reports. It is unclear how far the decade-old murder-for-hire scheme got, but when the same man was contacted recently about killing Hughes, he went to the police instead, Sayers said. Click here to read this story from the Dallas Morning News.