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Home invasion leaves one man dead

10:51 AM Wed, Jul 23, 2008 |
Michelle Ponto
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A Houston home invasion turned deadly after the burglars attacked the owner. The robbery occurred on Lenore around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

When police arrived on the scene, they found 37-year-old Javier Cortez in his bedroom already dead. The rear door had been forced open and the residence was in disarray.

According to reports, when Cortez’s brother arrived home, he found Javier deceased in the bedroom. His mother was also at home, but in the second bedroom. Cortez’s mother told the police that a loud noise woke her and her son. Then, several unknown men rushed in to the bedroom and repeatedly struck Cortez. The men then went through the residence and robbed them.

Cortez suffered blunt trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.




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