80-Year Old ‘Perfect Grandma’ Stabbed, Murdered By Career Criminal Released on Bond
An eighty year old woman described as a ‘perfect grandmother’ by her family was stabbed and killed by a lifelong criminal on Saturday in Houston. 38-year old Randy Lewis, who has been arrested dozens of times in his life, may have been released from a metal health facility as part of a coronavirus jailbreak.
Rosalie Cook was attacked by Lewis walking to her car after shopping at a Houston Walgreens. A responding officer who arrived at the scene found Lewis looting through Cook’s car, and when he was attacked by Lewis in turn, shot him twice, fatally.
Lewis has been arrested 67 times throughout his life. Court records indicate that he was set free on a waived bond on April 30, having been detained at a mental health facility at the order of a judge pending the resolution of his case. It’s very possible considering the timing of his release from custody that the career criminal was released from the facility through a coronavirus jailbreak. County jails nationwide have released a third of their inmates on account of the pandemic, and in some cases more.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo described the senselessness of the murder. “This is tragic, but the most tragedy here is that a woman has died from a guy who attacked her for no other reason other than to steal from her and carjack her.”
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
A Houston police officer’s union pointed to the release of Lewis as a legal mistake with grave consequences in a tweet regarding the murder.
— Houston Police Officers' Union (@HPOUTX) May 18, 2020
If Lewis was released from mental health custody as a result of a coronavirus jailbreak, he’s merely the latest serious criminal to use his get-out-of-jail free card to commit more crimes.