This truly seems like a story from a TV crime drama or an instance from America's Most Wanted.

The crimes this Texas man has confessed to are what some would describe as horrific.

What Happened?

According to a press release by The Tarant County District's Office, a Fort Worth Man named Jason Alan Thornburg has been indicted on felony arson and murder charges, which both carry a maximum sentence of 5-99 years or life in prison.


"God Told Him" To Make Human Sacrifices

According to an affidavit, Thornberg told authorities that he has an "in-depth knowledge of the Bible" and believes "he was called to commit human sacrifices".

When asked if he sacrificed others, he confessed to killing his roommate Mark Jewell by slicing his throat, then uncapping a gas line and lighting a candle so the house would burn.


Accused Of Killing Three Other People Last Year

According to CBS DFW, back in May of 2021, Thornburg told authorities one of his victims had to be sacrificed. So, Thornburg reportedly killed David Lueras by slitting his throat and cutting his body into pieces in the bathtub.

You wonder how extensive an investigation there'll be into these murders because they have documented accounts of his admission to these heinous crimes. Then again, you definitely want to be thorough if you're hoping to put someone capable of committing them away.

Authorities say Thornburg also admitted to killing two other women, Lauren Phillips and Maricruz Mathis. who he says needed to be sacrificed by either stabbing and strangling them or slitting their throats, then hiding their remains in a storage bin.

Religious Aspirations

This is where it gets weirder.

Thornburg reportedly had high religious aspirations and wanted to be a missionary. He even spoke at the funeral of Mark Jewell - one of the victims.

There's clearly a mental health issue here, and hopefully that is addressed and the person responsible for these killings spends the rest of their life behind bars.


Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books

Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.

Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.

Texas has plenty of strange rules and regulations that you could technically be prosecuted for if you violate them, since they've never been amended. Some of these are only for specific cities and not state-wide, but all of them are pretty odd!

Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.


Only 6 Women Are On Death Row In Texas. Here's A Look At Their Crimes.

**This story has been updated to reflect the current status of Melissa Lucio, who is scheduled to be executed on April 27th, 2022.**

**UPDATE 4/25/22: An appeals court has delayed the Texas execution of Melissa Lucio so a lower court can review her case.

Texas has the most active death chamber nationwide.

Currently, four inmates are scheduled for execution in 2022, including Melissa Lucio. She is the only woman on the current schedule.

The six women on death row in Gatesville, Texas have been incarcerated for an average of almost two decades. Continue scrolling to see their stories.


Test Your Texas: How Many of These Jeopardy! Questions Can You Answer?

Jeopardy! as we know it has been on the air since 1984, but the show got its start way back 1964.

Over the decades, the writers have managed to keep coming up with challenging questions to test the intellectual might of America's best and brightest (and sometimes softball questions for celebrities).

Texas is a place packed with personality, culture, and history, and there've been hundreds of questions/answers about the Lone Star State. Let's take a look at a few recent ones, and keep an eye out because we'll add more soon to test your Texas trivia skills and challenge newcomers.

How many of these can you get right without Googling?



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