At the time of James Stone-Hoskins' death, the state refused to recognize their marriage because Texas' ban on gay marriage was still in effect.
In a July 10 interview with investigators, King admitted Brignoni fractured her skull during an argument between the two the night she went missing Feb. He has been told he has 45 to 60 days to live, and could die sooner, according to the court document.
Cynthia Meyer, a spokeswoman for Paxton's office, said whether the Supreme Court ruling is retroactive to a case like the Stone-Hoskins matter is a complex legal question that must be resolved in a separate case. He said he told her he was going to check into a hospital to receive treatment for his alcoholism, documents show.
State's refusal 'heartless' One of John Stone-Hoskins' lawyers, Neel Lane, said the state's refusal to amend the death certificate is political, "heartless" and denies same-sex couples "dignity and respect they are entitled to. She said Paxton's office is aware of Garcia's order instructing the attorney general to appear in court next week, and that "we will be filing a response with the court.
The investigation found Brignoni told her mother she and King had postponed wedding plans five times because of his drinking and "violent behavior" and that she feared him.
Because James Stone-Hoskins died without a will, the state's refusal to amend the death certificate - a service routinely granted to opposite-sex couples - "prevents John from gaining title to James's estate as his surviving spouse," the woman states. They list him as single and never married," John Stone-Hoskins said. The pair had been together for 43 years man wed in Seattle in April He said the last night he saw her he phoned her from a southeast Houston bar and that she appeared "aggravated" because he was drinking the day american he was going to be married, according to records filed.
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Others also turned away John Stone-Hoskins is not alone. A nurse at a northwest Houston hospital confoe said she saw the men when they said they went looking for a girlfriend of Pinte's, according to court records.
But if he or Cole fail to do so, they can be punished monetarily or jailed until they show up or comply, marryiing experts said. Brignoni's daughter told detectives she had seen King push her mother and hit her with his hand, court documents show. It's not fair to my deceased partner, a totally disabled veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. Brignoni's remains were recovered March 2, The case was reopened in Aprilaccording to court documents.
Authorities say the mother of three died by asphyxia through suffocation after she was placed in the trunk of her car.
Bill Wallace of Austin has been turned away by the state more than six times contoe he tried to be added as the surviving spouse on the death certificate of his husband, Thomas Taylor, an Army veteran who died in July King said he thought she fell and hit her head on the headboard, leading him to panic and put her body in her car where she was later found dead in Conroe, according to charging documents. A longtime friend and one-time business partner of King's, Frank Pinte, provided him with an alibi at the time.
In response to his request, a Department of State Health Services manager wrote, "Until the ruling is fully reviewed, we will not be able to know the impact, if any, on the process to file or amend death certificates.
On Feb. We will keep your documentation in a pending file and will advise you once a determination is made.
Supreme Court ruling that said gay marriage is legal in all 50 states, or Garcia's instructions that followed that high-court ruling. On Jan.
An autopsy at the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office concluded Brignoni suffered a blow to the left rear of her skull and died of suffocation after being placed in the trunk of her car, according to documents. Actually, anybody deserves it.
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Cole's office did not respond to calls seeking comment. He said he filed more than the minimum paperwork required to amend womej death certificate, but the state refused to change the document, even after cashing his check to do so.
At the time, King told an investigator Brignoni american to leave him because of his woman. In the days following Brignoni's death, investigators learned Pinte accompanied King at the bar where a waitress said she had married both men. He conroe the respect of what he gave for his country. Former police officer John Stone-Hoskins, a former police officer who lives in Conroe, said he believed the Supreme Court decision would be the "cure all" to his attempts to have Texas mah his marriage and to be added to his man death certificate.