5 things for Houstonians to know for Thursday, Jan. 27

News conference: Val Verde County Authorities provide insight after Oscar Rosales' arrest in Mexico

Here are things to know for Thursday, Jan. 27:

1. Man accused of killing Pct. 5 Cpl. Charles Galloway brought to Harris County after being captured in Mexico

The man accused of fatally shooting Harris County Precinct Five Constable Corporal Charles Galloway has been captured in Mexico, according to the U.S. Marshal’s Office.

He was found in Ciudad Acuna, which is right across the border from Del Rio, Texas.

Oscar Rosales, 51, who’s been on the run since Sunday, was charged with capital murder.

The arrest was made through a joint effort of Mexican authorities and the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force. His identity was confirmed through fingerprints, authorities said.

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2. Suspect accused of stabbing K-9 charged in father’s murder, court documents say

A man accused of leading law enforcement officers on two separate chases and stabbing a K-9 after an attempted carjacking has been charged with murder in connection to the death of his father, court documents said.

Ryan Mitchell Smith, 26, was wanted for questioning in the death of his father before he was located about 2 p.m. Tuesday walking along Highway 159 in Waller County. He was arrested without incident by a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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3. Katy woman looking for justice after claiming she was drugged, robbed, and raped after night out

A woman from the Katy area is fighting for accountability and justice after she said she was drugged, robbed, and raped after a night out with a friend.

She said she hopes her attacker will soon be off the streets.

“There’s so many mixed emotions, and then you have to fight to get justice,” the woman, who did not want to publically reveal her identity, said.

She said it all started when she and her girlfriend went out Friday night and eventually met up with another friend and his friend.

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4. Hospital patient without COVID shot denied heart transplant

A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man’s family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying most transplant programs around the country set similar requirements to improve patients’ chances of survival.

The family of D.J. Ferguson said in a crowdfunding appeal this week that officials at Brigham and Women’s Hospital told the 31-year-old father of two that he was ineligible for the procedure because he hasn’t been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“We are literally in a corner right now. This is extremely time sensitive,” the family said in its fundraising appeal, which has raised tens of thousands of dollars. “This is not just a political issue. People need to have a choice!”

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5. Over a dozen turkeys stabbed, killed overnight ahead of Aldine ISD livestock show

Two Aldine ISD students won’t be able to compete in Thursday’s livestock show with their turkeys after the animals were stabbed and killed overnight.

Denise Higbee says she wants justice for her daughter Olivia’s 13 FFA turkeys that were stabbed in their pen days before they were going to be shown at the district’s livestock show.

“They were big. Like 30-pound turkeys,” said Higbee. “And now, she has nothing to show.”

Higbee said her daughter last saw them alive around 7 p.m. Tuesday night in their pen in the district’s locked barn behind Gloria B. Sammons Elementary School, which is only accessible with a code.

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