Crimes, Money, and Death

Houston law enforcement agencies are always in hot pursuit of persons suspected of committing criminal offenses as defined by the Texas Criminal Code. In most cases, law enforcement gets their man as a result of good police-work, eyewitness testimony, or a careful examination of evidence. In some cases, law enforcement officers make errors when executing arrests which can cause some deficiencies in any case being argued by the district attorney.

Its my personal belief that most criminals are simply opportunists who are generally non-violent business minded offenders that are looking to make a buck. Unfortunately, when earning a living involves committing a criminal offense this is bad for all parties involved. If its illegal, in most cases its morally wrong which generally justifies the criminal charges filed on the subject.

Crimes Normally Committed For Financial Gain

  • Theft related criminal offenses are often committed for purposes related to financial gain.
  • Criminal cases involving shoplifting and theft from department stores like Wal-Mart, Sears, Target, and Macy’s.
  • White collar crimes that take place in business environments.
  • Burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, and federal criminal cases of bank robbery.
  • Kidnappings in which the kidnapped party is held for ransom until payment is delivered.
  • Selling illegal drugs like cocaine, marijuana, heroin, meth, ecstasy, MDMA, crack, and other drugs deemed illegal by the State of Texas is another commonly committed crime for the purposes of making money.
  • Murder for hire. In some cases, murder is committed for the purpose of collecting on insurance policies or inheritance. This has happened in many cases in which children and families murder their spouses and parents.
  • In other cases of criminal wrongdoing, stores and burglarized and/or robbed at gun point. This sort of criminal activity is categorized as an aggravated assault.
  • Other money motivated crimes can include identity, internet crimes, credit card phishing, and a number of other creative deceptive plots aimed at getting your hard earned money.


Situations Which Can Drive People To Murder

In a number of police homicide investigations it is found that the murder victim was killed for financial gain. This can happen when some one is hired to kill another person. These kinds of cases are referred to as “Murder for Hire Plots.

Sec. 19.01. TYPES OF CRIMINAL HOMICIDE. (a) A person commits criminal homicide if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence causes the death of an individual.

(b) Criminal homicide is murder, capital murder, manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide.


Normally, when homicide related crime comes under the scope of police investigators, and there is murder for hire plot uncovered, all people involved are charged for murder. The extent of the murder can sometimes vary depending on the cooperation of the witnesses and the corroboration of witness testimony as well as the cooperation of other suspects. In short, murder for hire investigations can get very messy (excuse my French).

Below, are a number of reasons that a person can be driven to kill another human being.

  • Family matters.
  • Sex and cheating.
  • Child Custody Disputes.
  • Drug Deals Gone Wrong.
  • Mental disorders and delusions.
  • Revenge.
  • Some killings are accidental, or an act of negligence.
  • Some killings are for monetary gain, or happen unintentionally, or in a non-premeditated fashion during the commission of another felony criminal offense.
  • Jealousy. Its a powerful emotion.
  • Hatred and Greed.
  • Self defense, defending another person, and home security.
  • Fights, disputes, passionate moments, and gang activity.

There are a number of reasons that some criminally minded people feel they have the justification need to kill someone, but they don’t. All they have is a one way ticket to death row, a life sentence, or a multi-decadal prison term to serve out.

In other cases, use of deadly force is justified.