A man from Texas was taken into custody for reportedly pretending to be a minor in order to entice a registered sex offender and commit murder.
James Spencer III, 22, was apprehended and faced charges of first-degree murder following the shooting of Sean Showers, a 37-year-old registered sex offender.
According to KPRC-TV, Spencer took matters into his own hands as he felt that law enforcement was not sufficiently ensuring the incarceration of child predators and wished to inflict harm upon them.
Records indicate that Showers had previously served federal sentences for possessing child pornography and for neglecting to register as a sex offender.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 4, 2024
A man is behind bars, accused of pretending to be a minor to meet up with a child predator under the false pretense of having sex, only to shoot and kill him.
The suspect in the case is said to have taken matters into his own hands because he didn’t believe police were doing enough to keep child predators behind bars and wanted to harm them.
22-year-old James Spencer III stood before a judge, who found probable cause to move forward with the murder charge he faces.
“You’re here for the first degree felony offense of murder,” the judge said.
This is James Spencer III (22)
He posed as a underage boy online, lured a registered sx offender to a hookup spot, & then kiIIed him
Spencer told his girlfriend he was sick of seeing pedos like Connery Showers (31) getting let off the hook pic.twitter.com/07F8FsoDtb
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