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Old 07-26-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 N, 🌄W
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I would think it would be only a single deadly shot if it were the work of a professional hit man.

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Dr. Mark Hausknecht died of three gun shot wounds to the head, torso and upper left extremity, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:17 AM
 
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The purpose of mentioning crime in Houston is not what YOU may think, rather as support for one possible theory that this poor Dr's murder was a random senseless criminal act. However, for the reasons I mentioned before, its more likely this was a targeted attack, not a random crime.

I am pretty sure, the investigators are poring through his entire patient lists and history, for any incidents of disgruntled patients and/or malpractice claims. This is the most likely avenue to pursue.

Actually, I think you made a good point, another possibility is a professional dispute with a colleague or disgruntled employee of his practices or the hospital staff. Could be something arising out of conflicts regarding research, eg. being cut out of credit in published papers, loss of funding due to "unfair" competition, blacklisting, etc.
When I mentioned crime in Houston, it was exactly what you are suggesting.I have no interest in sensationalism on this thread. There is a high level of crime in this metroplex, which statistically renders the possibility of this being a random act. Profilers know this, and actually could use this to their advantage when reporting their supposed finding to media outlets.

I worked in the TMC for most of my years in Houston. We may never hear the correct "back story" to this saga. At least thru media sources.

Do not be one bit surprised if this case goes "cold" at least for the time being.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I would think it would be only a single deadly shot if it were the work of a professional hit man.
Yes a little sloppy, not professional hit man more like mob/mafia lower level guy.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:48 AM
 
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Yes a little sloppy, not professional hit man more like mob/mafia lower level guy.
Which is why I think he will be caught soon. His looks were very distinctive and several eyewitness who were able to describe him accurately. The profile of his face shape and nose are very distinct as well as his size.
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Old 07-26-2018, 11:56 AM
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Location: Houston for Living/Los Angeles for Work
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I've never heard of an executed murderer killing again.......
Thats not what a deterrent means. In order for the death penalty to be a deterrent, it would have to stop people from killing for fear of it. It clearly does not do that.

The death penalty is about one thing only: revenge. I dont necessarily have a problem with it, but people need to be real about why it exists.
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Old 07-26-2018, 01:36 PM
 
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Thats not what a deterrent means. In order for the death penalty to be a deterrent, it would have to stop people from killing for fear of it. It clearly does not do that.

The death penalty is about one thing only: revenge. I dont necessarily have a problem with it, but people need to be real about why it exists.
Retribution for a specific crime, which argues that the state has the right to impose a level of pain and punishment equal to or greater than the pain suffered by the victim, is clearly a major justification for the use of the death penalty.
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Old 07-26-2018, 01:54 PM
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Location: Houston for Living/Los Angeles for Work
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Retribution for a specific crime, which argues that the state has the right to impose a level of pain and punishment equal to or greater than the pain suffered by the victim, is clearly a major justification for the use of the death penalty.
Lex Talionis (the eye for an eye bit) is revenge. They are the same thing.
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Lex Talionis (the eye for an eye bit) is revenge. They are the same thing.
I don't see as revenge. I see it as punishment.
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Which is why I think he will be caught soon. His looks were very distinctive and several eyewitness who were able to describe him accurately. The profile of his face shape and nose are very distinct as well as his size.
If Houston PD is competent then he will get caught very soon. If they are incompetent then he won't.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:31 PM
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Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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If Houston PD is competent then he will get caught very soon. If they are incompetent then he won't.

The FBI is on this investigation as well...
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