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A Texas Man Was Mad at a Passerby for Looking at His Girlfriend. So He Went Home, Changed and Then Shot the Man in the Head.

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Source: MEGA; Collin County District Attorney’s Office

Sep. 6 2023, Published 12:02 p.m. ET

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A man in Texas was mad that a passerby had been looking at his girlfriend. So he went home, changed and came back to rob the victim. Instead, he shot him in the head.

Now, the killer will never walk free again.

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A judge sentenced Jordan Christopher Jacobs, 26, to life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to the Collin County District Attorney’s Office.

A jury convicted Jacobs of capital murder for killing Steven Christopher Gambles II. The life sentence was the automatic punishment, according to prosecutors.

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On July 7, 2021, Gamble was meeting a friend for dinner at the Shops of Legacy in the Plano area, prosecutors noted. Jacobs, a complete stranger, had passed Gamble outside the mini mart.


Jacobs then told his girlfriend that Gambles had been looking at her, so he was going to rob him as a consequence.

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Jacobs went to his apartment and changed into a long-sleeve security jacket, dark pants and a mask, prosecutors said.

For the next two hours, Jacobs circled the area and waited for Gambles to return to his car, according to prosecutors. Surveillance footage showed Jacobs getting into Gambles’ car while waiting and stealing a gun from the console.

When Gambles came back to his car, Jacobs pointed the gun at him and shot him in the head when he failed to cooperate.

"An innocent man was out enjoying dinner with a friend when his life was taken by a violent stranger. The jury's verdict triggered an automatic punishment of life without the possibility of parole for this senseless and terrible crime," District Attorney Greg Willis said.


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