|Charles Henry Rector|
|Charles Henry Rector, 1999|
Henry Rector guilty of rape and murder. The prosecution was shocked at the jury’s speeding decision, but praised them for finding Rector guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
There was no doubt in the mind of the prosecution and jury that Rector could abduct
Carolyn Davis, drive across town to an isolated location on Town Lake, repeatedly
rape her, shot her in the head, hold her head underwater until she drowned, drive back to her complex to search for a knife he thought he left behind. There was no mud or grass on the jeans he was wearing, no matching dirt on his shoes, no scratches or marks on his body. He did all this from between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., the time he was arrested.
In a interview with Michael Graczyk, Houston Chronicle, Rector told him, “I’m not sorry
to have not taken the life sentence. I’d rather die than say I’m guilty. It’s not my crime. It’s not my nature to kill for blue jeans. Come on, it would take an animal to kill for a pair of blue jeans.”