Texas trio accused of murder after alleged gambling dispute ended in gunfire, cops say

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Source: Austin police

Sep. 11 2021, Published 4:53 p.m. ET

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Three Texas men were arrested in connection to a fatal shooting in May, and one of the suspects was already in jail on a separate homicide charge, police said.

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Austin police responded to a report of shots fired in the 4500 block of Little Hill Circle and found an unresponsive man lying on the hood of a parked car around 11 p.m. on May 15. Austin-Travis County EMS and Austin fire arrived on the scene and attempted lifesaving measures, but the victim was pronounced dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The Austin Police Department later identified the victim as 48-year-old Marvin Getrelle “Binky” Henson.

Witnesses reportedly said the victim left a friend’s house and was walking on the street when unknown suspects approached him, and an argument started. The confrontation reportedly escalated and ultimately ended in gunfire, according to the Austin Police.

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Other witnesses reported told police McVade, Burdett and Henson were gambling earlier that night and tried to rob him as he headed home, according to KXAN News. Henson reportedly had about $6,000 on him when he left the gambling spot, according to CBS Austin.

The Lonestar Fugitive Task Force arrested Cory Lynn Burdett, 23, and Bobby Orlando McVade, 33, who were both booked into the Travis County Jail on Sept. 7.

That same day, officials served Laderious Deshawn Nicholson, 28, a murder warrant at the Travis County Jail, where he was already incarcerated for a separate homicide charge.

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Less than a week ago, authorities charged Nicholson and 31-year-old Sheawna Caldwell in connection to the murder of 33-year-old Brandon Johnson.

Austin Police responded to a report of shots fired at Givens Park around 8:30 p.m. on June 23, 2021. Police said they found an unresponsive Johnson in a parked car near the park tennis courts. He was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The Lonestar Fugitive Task Force arrested Nicholson without incident at a home in Leander, Texas, on Sept. 1. He was charged with first-degree murder and was ordered held on a $500,000 dollar bond. Authorities arrested Caldwell in Austin and charged her with aggravated robbery. She was ordered held at $100,00.

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Henson's legal troubles.

Court documents revealed the May shooting was not the first time Henson had been involved with a fatal gambling incident.

Henson was initially charged in connection to the shooting death of Ashton Collins, a three-time All-American sprinter for the University of Texas Longhorns, during a gambling-related dispute in August 2016, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Prosecutors reportedly dropped the charges when a witness came forward, claiming Henson acted in self-defense when Collins allegedly tried to rob him.

According to witness statements, Collins allegedly pulled a gun on Henson, and the two men struggled for control of the weapon. Henson prevailed in the scuffle and fatally shot Collins. Officials said another victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound, according to CBS Austin.

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