A Galveston County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Texas City man on capital murder charges in the November stabbing death of a San Leon man.

Shane Daniel, 32, was arrested in November after the death of James “Scrappy” Jackson, owner of a scrap metal business.

Daniel was initially arrested and accused of stealing Jackson’s truck and was later charged in his death, according to police. Tuesday’s grand jury decision affirmed the capital murder charges filed against Daniel in December.

The indictment accuses Daniel of stabbing Jackson during a robbery attempt, one of the criteria that allow a capital murder charge in Texas.

Capital murder is punishable by the death penalty or a sentence of life in prison without parole.

Daniel has been in custody at the Galveston County Jail since Nov. 21. His bond was denied, according to jail records. Daniel’s next scheduled court hearing is March 31.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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(2) comments

James Lippert

The wheels of justice grind slowly. Especially in SAN LEON and especially in regard to everyday Citizen victims like James “Scrappy” Jackson. May James RIP. And his murderer elsewhere…

Doug Sivyer

Such a fine outstanding citizen. Lock him up and throw away the key

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