In 1997, husband and wife Charlie and Kathy Hayes were beaten to death in their La Porte, Texas home. There were no signs of forced entry and neighbors told police they didn’t see or hear anything out of the ordinary. In 2013, Charlie’s cousin, Gordon Craig Houser, was arrested for the double homicide. Two years after the deaths of the Hayes, Houser was convicted of child endangerment for smoking crack cocaine in a motel with his ex-girlfriend’s underage daughter. Houser’s trial is set for later this year.
The Hayes double homicide cold case will be featured on Cold Justice on May 8 at 8pm on TNT.