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Texas Native Turns Vigilante – Accused of Killing Sex Offender

Texas native decided to take matters into his own hands by allegedly posing as a child to lure and kill child predator in Texas.

The Daily Mail has more on the arrest:

James Lewis Spencer, 24, admitted to murdering Sean Connery Showers, 37, after the convicted sex offender’s body was found in Houston on May 29.

He was arrested without incident on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder, facing the Harris County District Court on Thursday.

ABC 13 provides more details about the incident in May:

Early in the morning of May 29, 2023, someone driving in the 900 block of Northwood Street called 911 after finding a lifeless body in the ditch, later identified as 37-year-old Sean Connery Showers.

Surveillance video in the area allowed investigators to determine that a car drove up at about 3:50 a.m., stopped, and within four seconds fired numerous “automatic-like” shots and sped off, according to a search warrant.

Investigators said they found Showers’ phone under his body and found that he had planned to meet up with someone at Montie Beach Park.

“(Spencer and Showers) were communicating using a social media app,” Rehman Merchant, the chief prosecutor for the 179th District Court, said. “The communications were sexual in nature. The officers believe that they were meeting up at this park to engage in sexual activity.”

Merchant said that based on the conversations on the Kik app, Spencer was posing as someone underage in the conversation.

Police were able to speak with Spencer’s girlfriend, who stated he made comments about pedophiles.


Investigators are looking into Spencer’s phone records to determine if he is connected to any other cases at this time.

Fox 26 Houston has more on the story:

It doesn’t appear Spencer and 37-year-old Sean Connery Showers knew each other.

It was apparently Showers criminal history that prompted Spencer to allegedly kill him in cold blood last May.

When he was 23, Showers pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

Showers failed to register as a convicted sex offender.

In 2018, he was arrested after entering Bellaire High School during standard operating hours without notifying the school’s administrative office.

Last May, police say Spencer contacted Showers.

During his probable cause hearing, the magistrate stated Spencer claimed to be a minor and agreed to meet Showers to have sex.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has more on the arrest report of Sean Connery Showers in 2009:

Sean Connery Showers, of Houston, has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today.

At a hearing before United States District Judge Sim Lake late this morning, Showers, 23, admitted to possessing child pornography on his computer. The government’s evidence against Showers had this case gone to trial would have proved that on July 9, July 19 and Aug. 1, 2007, numerous images of child pornography from IP addresses connected with Showers at his residence on Gustine Lane in Houston were downloaded to law enforcement in three different jurisdictions.

Showers was indicted on June 9, 2009, and charged with one count of possessing child pornography as a result of the investigation.

Showers faces maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000 as possible punishment. Upon completion of any prison term imposed, Showers also faces a maximum life term of supervised release during which the court can impose a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the Internet.

Despite having a judicial system in place, many people on X feel James Spencer did the world a great service.

Spencer has posted bail and is set to be back in court on Monday, February 5th.


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