GALVESTON — The attorney representing a Houston man charged in connection with the deaths of his daughter and her girlfriend has filed a motion in Galveston’s 212th District Court seeking to limit publicity and restrict media access in the case.

Attorney Greg Russell requested a court order that would prevent law enforcement officers, witnesses, court attendants and attorneys from speaking to reporters about the case before or during the trial of James Larry Cosby. 

Cosby, 46, has been charged with two counts of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and remains in the Galveston County Jail on bonds totaling $500,000.

The motion also asks Judge Bret Griffin to restrict members of the news media from photographing Cosby and Russell, as well as anyone else connected to the case, and to limit reporting on evidence and testimony in pretrial hearings.

Cosby was arrested last month, a little less than a week after his daughter, Britney Cosby, and her girlfriend Crystal Jackson, both 24, were found dead outside a Port Bolivar convenience store. 

A fingerprint belonging to James Larry Cosby was found on a window shutter at the scene, and bloodstains were found on “multiple locations” in Cosby’s home, according to a police affidavit.

A hearing on the motion is set for today.


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