TX Teen’s Motivation for Murder: ‘Morbid Curiosity’


Police revealed a motive in the death of Sugar Land, Texas, teenager Ashton Glover on Monday, saying suspect Matthew R. McCombs admitted he shot the girl out of “morbid curiosity.” McCombs and Sean H. Brown, both 18, then left Glover’s body in a remote muddy field and calmly drove to a late-night Sugar Land restaurant and ate breakfast, reports the Houston Chronicle. The 16-year-old high school student was shot to death at a construction site last week.

“We are not sure if it was premeditated. There was no argument,” Fort Bend County Sheriff Milton Wright said. During McCombs’ confession, Wright said, “When we asked why did you do that, his statement was ‘morbid curiosity.'” McCombs and Brown were arrested Wednesday trying to enter Canada from Port Huron, Mich. Brown has asked for a formal extradition hearing and remains jailed in Michigan, but McCombs waived his rights and was brought back to Texas on Monday. On his MySpace.com web page, McCombs said he aspired to get away with murder.

Link: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4053509.html

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