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    Bartholomew Granger - Texas Death Row


    Minnie Ray Sebolt




    The trial of courthouse shooting suspect Bartholomew Granger begins Tuesday morning in Galveston.

    Investigators said Granger, 42, opened fire outside the Jefferson County Courthouse on March 14, 2012. Police believe the shooting stemmed from a trial in which Granger was charged with aggravated sexual assault.

    While on break from that trial, police said he got into his truck, drove in front of the courthouse and opened fire.

    He is accused of shooting several people, including his ex-wife and daughter. Police say he also ran over his daughter. According to investigators he shot and killed 79-year-old Minnie Ray Sebolt outside the door to the courthouse.

    Granger is charged with one count of capital murder and could face the death penalty.

    Judge Bob Wortham moved the trial to Galveston County because holding it in Beaumont would force jurors to walk by the crime scene each day.

    Galveston County summoned about 200 potential jurors. Judge Wortham told the potential jurors he expected jury selection to last a couple of weeks. The judge believes testimony and evidence presentation will last two to three weeks.

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    Testimony begins today in courthouse shooting trial

    Testimony begins today in Galveston in the relocated capital murder trial of Bartholomew Granger.

    Granger is on trial in the shooting death of Minnie Ray Sebolt, a 79-year-old Deweyville resident who was gunned down March 14, 2012, at the Jefferson County Courthouse. According to his indictment, Granger was trying to shoot a witness in an aggravated sexual assault trial in which he was the defendant and accidentally hit Sebolt.

    The crime is capital murder because Sebolt was killed in the commission of another crime, retaliation against a witness, according to the prosecution.

    Lawyers spent 10 days individually interviewing Galveston County jurors earlier this month.

    Granger's trial is being held in Galveston, largely to avoid having jurors walk past the crime scene each day on their way in and out of the courthouse.

    Judge Bob Wortham will try the case because other criminal district court judges in Jefferson County had to recuse themselves as they were witnesses the day of the shootings.

    Granger previously was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, a trial which was in recess on the day of the shooting spree.

    Three other people were injured that day, most seriously Granger's daughter, Samantha Granger, who was shot multiple times and run over by a pickup. Her mother, Claudia Jackson, the witness Granger is accused of trying to kill when Sebolt was shot, also was shot in the attack.

    Another bystander received minor injuries.

    The trial is expected to take about two weeks.

    If convicted, Granger could face the death penalty.

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    Courthouse shooter used a Beretta Storm CX4 assault rifle

    The prosecution rested just before lunch in the capital murder trial of Bartholomew Granger.

    Defence attorneys are expected to make opening remarks this afternoon.

    First on the stand this morning in a Galveston courtroom was forensic pathologist Lisa Funte.

    Funte conducted the autopsy on Minnie Ray Sebolt.

    Sebolt, 79, was killed when a gunman opened fire on the Jefferson County Courthouse on March 14, 2012. Three other women were injured in the shooting spree, including Granger's daughter and her mother.

    Funte testified that Sebolt was shot twice, once in the left thigh and the right knee. A bullet struck Sebolt's femoral artery, killing her in a matter of minutes, Funte said.

    Both bullets passed through Sebolt's body, so none were retrieved during the autopsy, Funte said.

    Investigators testified previously that the bullets were found at the scene.

    A ballistics expert testified that the shell casing found at the courthouse entrance came from a Beretta Storm CX4 assault riffle. The same weapon was recovered at RCI, where the courthouse shooter took hostages after fleeing police.

    Upon cross examination by defense council, the ballistics expert testified that some of the fragments retrieved at the courthouse could not be identified.

    In a statement made to detectives on March 23, 2012, Granger said he remembered nothing about the shooting or any events that happened on March 14, 2012.

    DAY 3 COVERAGE:

    Bartholomew Granger doggedly sought revenge during a lethal shooting rampage against family members at the Jefferson County Courthouse last March and was defiantly unapologetic after being subdued by workers he took hostage, witnesses testified in his capital murder trial in Galveston Wednesday.

    Granger is accused of killing 79-year-old Minnie Ray Sebolt, an innocent bystander gunned down as Granger fired on an ex-girlfriend, Claudia Jackson, a witness against him in an aggravated sexual assault trial in Criminal District Court.

    She and two other witnesses - Granger's daughter, Samantha Jackson, and his estranged wife, Rebecca Richard - were his targets that day as they arrived at the courthouse a couple of hours before the trial was set to resume, according to prosecutors.

    Samantha Jackson, 22, testified she was the first to see her father rushing toward her as she walked behind her mother and Richard. She said she began yelling "No, no, no!" when she saw the gun in his hand.

    The other two women broke and ran, but Samantha Jackson said she froze in terror.

    He said nothing, she testified. He just opened fire, hitting her first in the leg and knocking her to the ground, she said.

    "I tried to get up but my leg was too weak and I couldn't get up," she said. "I was laying on the pavement and I was looking up at the sky and I felt another shot."

    She didn't see the pickup barreling down on her, but she felt it when the wheels rolled over her, she testified.

    She was in a tremendous amount of pain, but she remained conscious until the ambulance ride.

    Samantha Jackson was in a coma for almost three months, but she has recovered well, she and her mother testified.

    She still walks with a limp and has problems with one arm, but her physical health is otherwise good.

    Emotionally, Samantha Jackson is doing fairly well, Claudia Jackson testified.

    "From time to time, she has a little anxiety, a little fear," she said.

    Claudia Jackson, who was shot in the buttock, has also recovered, she testified.

    Several of the witnesses to the shooting were lawyers coming and going for lunch breaks.

    One, David Dies, was in town from Houston and had just gotten out of his car when he heard gunfire.

    "I shouted, 'Get down! Somebody's shooting an AR-15,'" he said, adding he recognized the sound of an assault rifle because he owns one.

    Dies said he saw Samantha Jackson's face as she was being shot.

    "She was pleading, crying and begging him to stop," Dies said. "He kept shooting."

    Dies wanted to go to her aid when there was a lull in the shooting, but it soon started up again.

    In all, he heard three bursts of gunfire.

    Another lawyer, Troy Soileau, had gone out to smoke in front of the courthouse when the shooting began and found himself in the midst of a hail of bullets.

    He saw two women shot, Claudia Jackson and Leslie King.

    From his vantage point, he also saw a beige pickup truck run over Samantha Jackson in the parking lot across the street. He ran to her aid.

    "She was having trouble breathing … and she said, 'save me,'" Soileau testified. "I couldn't do anything but comfort her. I asked if she was a Christian, and she (nodded) yes. I asked her if she wanted to pray and she said yes. We prayed the best we could."

    Samantha Jackson testified that she remembers Soileau, and praying with him.

    It helped her, "just a little bit," she said.

    As first responders were tending to Samantha Jackson, her shooter was still on the run.

    After his vehicle was disabled by police gunfire, the gunman stormed into RCI, a company that does fabrication, welding and fitting for refineries.

    Haylee Hatch was the first to see the armed man enter the building on Milam, and she ran to warn the others.

    Edwin Hogue was so absorbed in his work, doing take-offs of isometric drawings, he paid her no mind.

    Then he saw the armed man.

    "He came in and said he was going to kill everybody and that's when I realized I had another problem besides the one I had on my desk," Hogue said.

    Hogue testified that Granger put a gun to James Nash's head and told him to get down on the floor.

    He told the workers he didn't want to hurt them, many of them testified.

    He also told them what he had just done, said employee Melvin Bond.

    "He said he had tried to shoot his daughter, his ex-wife and his ex-girlfriend at the courthouse," Bond said. "He said he wanted to kill them.

    "His tone was that he was proud that he had done this - he was taking them out of the picture - he was proud that he was shooting these people."

    Bond said Granger also expressed anger at the police officers who were chasing him and that Granger alleged he'd been shot 12 times.

    He cursed them and said he wanted to shoot them, Bond said.

    Granger was shot once in his shoulder and a bullet grazed his head, according to police testimony.

    The RCI employees testified they saw their chance to overpower Granger when he began closing his eyes and leaning against a wall.

    Nash said he kicked Granger hard in the groin, knocking the rifle from his hands. He then put Granger in a headlock.

    Hogue picked up the rifle, but quickly set it down on a desk as SWAT officers streamed into the room. He said he didn't want them getting the wrong idea.

    The officers cuffed Granger and took him out on a stretcher, the employees testified.

    Granger continued to talk freely on the ambulance ride and in the hospital, Sgt. Mike Custer testified.

    Custer said Granger told him, "I had to shoot them, I had no chance. How much can a man take? They treat me like a killer, I'm going to act like a killer."

    Granger also said he planned to kill himself the first chance he got, Custer testified.

    Custer said Granger told him he'd been set up and that "you can't go around lying on people."

    Custer testified that Granger said: "I can't believe my ex-wife ran off and left her daughter to die. I would have taken a bullet for my child."

    The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office is asking for the death penalty in Granger's case. The state expects to wrap up its testimony today. The defense hopes to be prepared to bring forward witnesses.

    Defense attorneys said they had not planned to put their witnesses on the stand until next week, but the trial has moved more quickly than expected.

    The defense had no comment about their trial strategy.

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    Defense begins in Texas courthouse shooting

    Defense attorneys will begin making their case for a Houston man accused of opening fire on his daughter and her mother outside a courthouse last year, wounding them both and killing a 79-year-old bystander.

    Bartholomew Granger's attorneys chose to wait to make their opening remarks to the jury until prosecutors finished making their case. After listening to witness after witness identify Granger as the gunman who wounded three women and killed Minnie Ray Sebolt, in the March 2012 attack in Beaumont, his attorneys were expected to begin mounting their defense on Monday.

    Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Granger, and his attorneys have not signaled how they plan to defend him or whom they might call to the witness stand. Defense attorney Sonny Cribbs has said he thinks Granger will be convicted, but that he hopes jurors don't sentence him to death. Their other option would be life without parole.

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    Man found guilty of murder in Texas court shooting

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Houston man has been convicted of murder in the shooting of a 79-year-old woman outside a Texas courthouse.

    Jurors convicted 42-year-old Bartholomew Granger on Tuesday of capital murder in the death of Minnie Ray Sebolt last March.

    Granger admitted that he opened fire on his daughter outside the courthouse in downtown Beaumont. But he insisted he did not kill Sebolt, a bystander who was shot dead as she accompanied a relative to the courthouse.

    Jurors will now hear testimony and decide whether the former truck driver and rapper heads to prison for life without chance of parole or to death row. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

    Granger testified that he shot his daughter for testifying against him in a sexual assault case.

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    Convicted Texas killer erupts in court

    The start of the trial penalty phase for a Houston man found guilty of fatally shooting a 79-year-old bystander outside a Southeast Texas courthouse last March has been delayed by angry outbursts from the convicted killer.

    Bartholomew Granger erupted in a Galveston courtroom Wednesday morning, screaming, "Where's the American justice for me!"

    Granger was convicted Tuesday of capital murder. Evidence showed he opened fire on his daughter and her mother for testifying against him in a sexual assault trial. Minnie Ray Sebolt was caught in the gunfire and killed.

    The Beaumont Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/ZWaEsd) Granger repeatedly used profanity in outbursts. He yelled his daughter "got what she deserved" and that she should be dead, "not the old lady."

    Granger is facing the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

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    Gag him!

    Punishment trial again disrupted by man convicted of murder in Texas courthouse shooting

    A Houston man convicted of capital murder for a slaying during a shooting spree last year outside a Texas courthouse disrupted the punishment phase of his trial for the second straight day Thursday with an outburst.

    Bartholomew Granger, 42, apologized for an obscenity-filled rant the previous day as his trial resumed Thursday morning. Within hours, however, Granger screamed at his daughter as she was being cross-examined by his attorney after testifying that Granger had molested her years earlier, the Beaumont Enterprise reported (http://bit.ly/1328kjK).

    Granger has admitted that he opened fire on his daughter outside the downtown Beaumont courthouse last year but insists that he did not kill a 79-year-old bystander. Granger says he shot his daughter because she had testified against him in a sex assault trial.

    During his outburst Thursday, Granger also called Jefferson County Assistant District Attorney Ed Shettle, the lead prosecutor at his capital murder trial, a demon.

    He was escorted from the Galveston courtroom.

    The jury that convicted Granger of capital murder in the death of Minne Ray Sebolt is now hearing testimony on whether he should be sent to prison for life with no chance of parole or get the death penalty. Prosecutors are seeking death.

    Among questions to be decided by the jury is whether Granger remains a continuing threat.

    Granger has said his daughters testimony in the sex assault trial was false and prompted the shootout last March. He shot his daughter several times and then ran her over with a pickup truck. She spent three months in a coma.

    The daughter, now 22, testified Thursday that her fathers behavior years earlier escalated from fondling to sex.

    The Associated Press generally does not identify alleged victims of sex crimes.

    Granger told Judge Bob Wortham at the start of proceedings Thursday he wasnt trying to disrupt the court but reacted to too much stress and pressure.

    He apologized but wouldnt back down from what he said.

    I stand by my words, he said. I dont stand by my actions.

    His attorneys had asked the judge Wednesday to review Grangers mental competence. Wortham said Thursday Granger was competent for his punishment trial to continue.

    Grangers trial was moved to Galveston, about 75 miles from Beaumont, so jurors wouldnt have to walk past the crime scene each day.

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    Defense gets final shot to save life of courthouse gunman

    The defense will get its last chance to save courthouse shooter Bartholomew Granger's life today after jurors listened to an hour and a half of profanity-laden recorded jailhouse telephone conversations on Thursday in the penalty phase of his trial.

    Granger, 42, of Houston, was found guilty on Tuesday of capital murder in the March 14, 2012 shooting death of Minnie Ray Sebolt in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse.

    Prosecutor Ed Shettle explained to the jury that the question of whether to assess the death penalty, which the state is asking for, comes down to answering the questions of whether Granger is a future danger to society and whether there is mitigating evidence to justify sentencing him to life with parole instead.

    "This phase of the trial is about deciding what kind of man this criminal defendant is - that's all it's about," Shettle said in an opening statement to jurors. He said this could be demonstrated by evidence about the sex crimes of which he was accused, his behavior in jail and recorded conversations with his relatives while in jail.

    Granger, who was on trial in Beaumont on aggravated sexual assault charges on the day of the courthouse shooting spree, ambushed his daughter, Samantha Jackson, the complaining witness, her mother and his ex-wife, who also were witnesses. After shooting Jackson with a semi-automatic rifle, he took aim at her mother, who was running for the safety of the courthouse, hitting her in the buttocks and also fatally shooting Sebolt, a 79-year-old Deweyville grandma.

    But before the state's case got underway Thursday, the question of Granger's competency, which was posed after angry outbursts Wednesday, was addressed. Judge Bob Wortham said a Houston psychiatrist, Dr. Victor Scarano, examined Granger and judged him competent to continue with the trial.

    Scarano said, in effect, that Granger could control himself if he wanted to, but he enjoyed the attention he got from disrupting court. Granger apologized calmly to the judge, his lawyers and Minnie Ray Sebolt's family.

    He soon succumbed to another outburst, timed just after the jury left the room for a break and directly after Samantha Jackson's testimony on the allegations of sexual abuse that led to the Beaumont trial.

    As he was escorted back to a holding room, Granger muttered in the general direction of the prosecutors' table that his daughter had been unable to describe a mark on his groin area. His voice rose as he was led from the room and he launched into a tirade against the prosecutors.

    Jackson, 22, had testified that the abuse began after Granger overheard her asking her stepmom, Rebecca Richard, about sex when she was in grade school.

    "Was it good to have sex?" she testified she asked. "I was curious."

    Richard had told her that sex wasn't something she should be getting involved in, and Granger, overhearing them, told Richard not to talk about sex with his daughter, Jackson testified.

    But he brought it up again later when the two were alone, she said.

    "He told me he would rather show me than me go out on the streets and do it with someone else," Jackson said.

    Touching escalated to intercourse, she testified.

    Richard testified that Granger had asked her some time later to take Jackson to a doctor for a pregnancy test. He told her that he had thrown a towel he had ejaculated into on the floor and his daughter had inadvertently picked it up and dried off with it after a shower.

    Jackson did not turn out to be pregnant, Richard said.

    Jackson testified that she was afraid of her father, who she said made violent threats, and she didn't tell anyone about the abuse until she'd gone to live with her mother.

    Under cross examination, Jackson was often unclear about dates and locations of the abuse.

    Jail officers and a nurse were called upon to testify about Granger's behavior in jail, which was described as contentious and even obnoxious, but normally stopping short of physically violent.

    Lt. Richard Gutierrez testified he pepper sprayed Granger one day after the inmate lunged at another officer when they were escorting him to an isolation cell because of disruptive behavior.

    Lt. Craig Turner said Granger baited him, implying that he was "selling out his race" (both Turner and Granger are black) by doing his job.

    "He was trying to get a reaction, trying to get me to do something inappropriate," Turner testified. "He was trying to get me angry."

    Turner interpreted this as devious behavior intended to take the focus off his own charges and put heat on jail officials for being abusive.

    Prosecutors explored other facets of Granger's character with a series of 180 clips from recorded jailhouse conversations with his family starting shortly after the shooting and ending in early March of this year.

    The recordings cover a range of emotions, from apparent pride and bragging about his actions to anger at the people he saw as depriving him of his rights – often laughing and rarely downhearted.

    Granger often discussed plans for the trial, and made false statements such as that one of his lawyers had been part of the O.J. Simpson defense team.

    In a conversation with his brother Lyndon Granger on Feb. 4, he told him: "Tell (defense attorney James) Makin you're really concerned about my mental state and to tell him, (expletive) like his mental state is breaking down, that defendant thinks he's dead but he's really alive. I told him that and he said, 'Oh my God.'"

    In other excerpts, he took a Biblical tone, describing himself as an "angel of God" engaged in some sort of unspecified war against "the demons" that vexed him – specifically jail officers, Jefferson County prosecutors and especially Criminal District Court Judge John Stevens, who presided over his aggravated sexual assault trial.

    "They fear me, they don't know they dealing with one of God's angels. I am one of the disciples of Jesus, what was his name? Urial. I am one of his soldier's angels I am a soldier angel. That is why I was a vampire, I suck life. I told ya, this is it, this is a war."

    Frequently on the tapes, Granger or one of his relatives will comment to one another to be careful, it's a recorded line, and it can be difficult to tell when Granger is sincere and when he is playing up to his image.

    Nearly every excerpt is punctuated by liberal doses of profanity, such as this one from Jan. 11 (the ellipses are repetitive statements):

    "I'm ready for war, (expletive) these fools can't stop me, they can only hope to contain me. I (expletive) 'em bad when I went crazy that day… we told em to leave us the (expletive) alone, no we told them. They was warned… Out of all of us in the family I was the most volatile one… They didn't know that but we knew, that's why we told them to leave us alone. And what happened was explosion! Explosion happened on their (expletive) asses! Show those (expletive) who they (expletive) with."

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    Death penalty phase of Granger trial continues

    The second day of defense efforts to spare Bartholomew Granger's life began this morning in Galveston with jurors hearing more jailhouse recordings of conversations involving the convicted killer.

    The jury originally heard parts of the same recordings last week, when prosecutors were making their case for the execution of Granger.

    Granger was found guilty last week of first-degree murder in the shooting of 79-year-old Minnie Ray Sebolt, of Deweyville, at the Jefferson County courthouse last May. Three others, including his daughter and her mother, were injured in a hail of gunfire.

    Granger's attorneys are replaying the tapes because prosecutors played only excerpts, which they contend could be taken out of context.

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    Man convicted in courthouse death erupts in court (Again)

    A Houston man convicted of capital murder for a slaying during a shooting spree last year outside a Texas courthouse called his case a "mockery of justice" and a "lynching" during a profanity-filled tirade Monday that resulted in him being restrained and temporarily removed from court.

    Bartholomew Granger was convicted last week for the death of 79-year-old Minnie Ray Sebolt, who was a bystander shot when Granger opened fire on his daughter outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Beaumont. Granger has admitted shooting his daughter, saying he was angry with her for accusing him of sexual assault at a trial. But he has insisted he did not kill Sebolt.

    Granger, a former truck driver and self-described rapper, is facing either a death sentence or life in prison without parole. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

    Granger previously has burst out in a couple of obscenity-filled rants, including one in which he called the lead prosecutor, Ed Shettle, "a demon."

    As he testified in the punishment phase of his trial in Galveston, Granger's anger came out again as he was being cross-examined by Shettle and the two men went back and forth about whether Granger had killed Sebolt.

    Granger, who testified against the advice of his attorneys, continued to insist the jury's verdict was wrong and blamed Sebolt's death on the Beaumont police, only admitting he had tried to shoot his daughter, whom he called "a liar and "a whore." His daughter, now 22, and her mother were among three women who were wounded in the March 2012 shooting. Granger had also admitted he ran over his daughter with his pickup truck after seeing she was still moving after having been shot.

    After being warned by Judge Bob Wortham to stop using profanity, Granger got into an argument with Wortham, saying his trial is "not no ... court. This is a lynching," before launching into more expletives directed at his daughter.

    Wortham called for a short break and had bailiffs remove Granger from the courtroom.

    As Granger was being led out of court, he asked Shettle, "What's wrong Ed? ... Did I get you upset? You don't like hearing the truth."

    During the 15-minute break, Granger, who had been taken to a holding area, could still be heard from inside the court as he cursed at the judge and yelled "this is ridiculous."

    After the break, Granger resumed testifying for a few more minutes, continuing to yell at Shettle and insist he was not guilty of killing anybody.

    As he sat down after testifying, Granger said, "Give me liberty or give me death. That's what I want." Earlier, while being questioned by Joel Vazquez, one of his defense attorneys, Granger said he wanted the death penalty and not life in prison.

    After Granger's testimony, defense attorneys rested their case. Closing arguments in the punishment phase are set for Tuesday.

    Earlier Monday, jurors listened to recorded jailhouse conversations in which Granger talked about demons going after his mother and warning relatives of anarchy breaking out in the U.S.

    "Be careful. You a target now. Demons are after you again and they want you really bad," Granger said to his mother in a Jan. 8 conversation.

    In a Jan. 17 call, he talked of civil war because of gun control efforts after last year's deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

    Granger testified he's taking two different medications for depression and a mood stabilizer.

    "That mood stabilizer doesn't work too good?" Shettle asked.

    "No it doesn't," Granger replied.

    Granger's trial was moved to Galveston, about 75 miles from Beaumont, so jurors wouldn't have to walk past the crime scene each day.

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