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Default WF, 80 stabbed to death Houston Walgreens by 67X arrested negro finally liquidated by cop


Bond waived for suspect days before killing 80-year-old at Houston Walgreens

Monday, May 18, 2020 3:32PM

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The man accused of stabbing an 80-year-old woman to death on Saturday was out on bond at the time of the murder.

Bond for Randy Lewis, 38, was waived back on April 30 for a charge of assaulting a public servant from two years ago. A charging document stated he struck someone who was transferring him to the county jail.

Court records indicate he was found temporarily incompetent after a mental exam in October 2019 and was committed to a mental facility. In March, his stay was extended by a judge for 60 days after a request from the head of the facility. He was subsequently released to Royal Personal Care Home on May 1.

The monster who stabbed, murdered, robbed an innocent 80 yr old grandmother over the weekend, has been arrested 67 times! And was out on 2 felony PR bonds! The colossal failure of bail and CJ reform in Houston is on full display here. Innocent people are dying. This has to STOP!!
— Joe Gamaldi (@JoeGamaldi) May 18, 2020

Randy Lewis should never have been free. Now an innocent woman has been murdered. Everyone deserves better. This is absolutely shameful. https://t.co/hfJ4dqfYxG pic.twitter.com/tqIr9Qlmln
— Houston Police Officers' Union (@HPOUTX) May 18, 2020

Lewis has been arrested dozens of times in his life. He was charged several times with assault, theft, trespassing, possession of marijuana and burglary of a vehicle.

The woman he is accused of killing is 80-year-old Rosalie Cook. Police say she was stabbed in the chest outside of her car after shopping inside the Walgreens near the corner of Gessner and S. Braeswood Boulevard.


Elderly woman stabbed to death in Walgreens parking lot after just leaving store

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An elderly woman was stabbed to death Saturday in a southwest Houston parking lot and the man believed to have killed her also died after he was shot by a Houston police officer.

It happened after 10 a.m. in the parking lot of a Walgreens near the corner of Gessner and S. Braeswood Blvd.

The victim, 80-year-old Rosalie Cook, was stabbed in the chest outside of her car after shopping inside the store, according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo.

A police officer arrived a short time later and found a man inside the victim's car attempting to start it, Acevedo said. When the man refused commands and lunged at the officer with a knife believed to be 6-inches long, two shots were fired.

"The manager and everyone that saw it said the officer had no choice," Acevedo said.

Investigators were reviewing surveillance video from the Walgreens and the officer's body worn camera.

Cook died after being taken to a hospital. The man police believe stabbed her died in the parking lot.

"What really makes me angry, this suspect stabbed an 80-year-old woman, then goes down and rifles through her stuff and tries to steal her car," Acevedo said.

The ordeal began earlier with a call to police about a suspicious man at the Fiesta grocery store down the street wielding a knife and asking people for money. Officers weren't able to find the man at the time.

Moments later, a 9-year veteran of HPD arrived at the Walgreens and was flagged down by customers and staff about the stabbing victim.


‘She was one-of-a-kind’: Family remembers 80-year-old woman stabbed to death during carjacking
Updated: May 18, 2020, 7:46 pm

HOUSTON – A routine errand turned fatal Saturday at a Walgreens parking lot off South Braeswood Boulevard.

According to the Houston Police Department, Rosalie ‘Rose’ Cook, 80, was stabbed by a knife-wielding suspect as she was getting into her car.

Cook’s son, Chuck and her daughter-in-law, Dawn, are trying to come to terms with the senseless murder.

“She was just a precious lady,” Chuck Cook said. “Well-loved by so many people.”

“She was one-of-a-kind,” Dawn Cook said. “She didn’t deserve it.”

Chuck Cook said the incident is harder to comprehend after finding out his mother’s attacker allegedly has a long criminal history.

“This man has proven he’s a menace to society, he’s proven he has no regard for the law or anybody else,” Chuck Cook said. “Yet, on his own personal recognizance, with a felony conviction for assault, you let him out. Where’s the sense in that? The justice system can’t be counted on in these situations, clearly. Ultimately he won’t harm anyone again.”

The offender was shot and killed by a veteran officer at the scene. According to HPD Chief Art Acevedo, the officer had no choice but to open fire as the suspect charged at him still holding the knife.

“He had no purpose or worth on this earth but to cause pain and agony,” Dawn Cook said. “We’re not the only ones who are victims of his crimes, I’m glad he’s gone.”The man’s identity has yet to be released publicly, however Acevedo, hinted at his past offenses at a press conference on Saturday.

“Our cops are putting their lives on the line, arresting the same person time and again, who’s got a violent history,” Acevedo said. “No one is putting the mic in the hands of the judges that keep putting these crooks out.”

It’s an all too common occurrence said Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officer’s Union.

“This monster has already been arrested 67 times,” Gamaldi said. “At the time he murdered this innocent 80-year-old woman, he was out on two felony PR bonds.”

The Cook family said their grief has since turned to motivation. According to Chuck Cook, his mother’s death will not be forgotten.

He plans to partner with a victim’s rights group to make sure the justice system does not fail anyone else.

“I’m going to lend my voice and my resources and my time to righting this wrong,” Chuck Cook said. “This shouldn’t happen to anybody.”
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