This week Erin has an enthralling story from Houston in 2010. This case involves a church, arson, alleged child abuse, and a bizarre love triangle all culminating in a murder-for-hire plot of pastor's wife Pauletta Burleson. Get ready for a wild ride that ends with some intense courtroom drama.
1. Ex-pastor on trial for wife’s death. (2011, September 27). ABC 13 Houston. Retrieved from https://abc13.com/archive/8368551/
2. Guilty verdict in murder trial for ex-pastor’s mistress. (2011, October 13). ABC 13 Houston. Retrieved from https://abc13.com/archive/8390315/
3. Jury deliberating in capital murder trial for Tyonne Palmer, mistress to former pastor Tracy Burleson. (2011, October 12). ABC 7 Los Angeles. Retrieved from https://abc7.com/archive/8388970/
4. Malisow, C. (2010, June 8). Tracy Burleson, Pastor Accused Of Murder, Had Previously Been Charged With Child-Beating. Houston Press. Retrieved from https://www.houstonpress.com/news/tracy-burleson-pastor-accused-of-murder-had-previously-been-charged-with-child-beating-6715698
5. O’Hare, P. (2010, June 10). Love Triangle Surfaces in Slaying of Pastor’s Wife. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved from https://www.pressreader.com/usa/houston-chronicle/20100610/287599601054928
6. Rogers, B. (2011, September 28). Houston pastor’s son says dad made him kill stepmom - Beaumont Enterprise. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved from https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Houston-pastor-s-son-says-dad-made-him-kill-2192518.php
7. Rogers, B. (2011, September 29). Houston pastor gets life in murder of his wife. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved from https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Houston-pastor-gets-life-for-wife-s-shooting-2195679.php
8. Rogers, B. (2011, October 5). Outburst nearly derails murder trial . Houston Chronicle. Retrieved from https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/article/Outburst-nearly-derails-murder-trial-2204891.php?cmpid=gsa-chron-result
9. Rogers, B. (2011, October 12). Woman in love triangle killing testifies. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved from https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Woman-in-love-triangle-killing-testifies-2213984.php
10. TRACY BERNARD BURLESON, Appellant, v. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee. Court of Appeals of Texas, First District, Houston. (2013, February 28). Retrieved from https://www.leagle.com/decision/intxco20130228903
11. Tyonne Palmer. (2012, June 3). Snapped.
12. Victim of Love. (2012, November 30). Facing Evil. Retrieved from https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/facing-evil/full-episodes/victim-of-love
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