HOUSTON (AP) — A man who complained about problems getting his mail has been indicted in the May slaying of his neighborhood’s U.S. postal service carrier.
James Wayne Ham of Coldspring was being held Friday without bond on charges of murder and using a firearm to commit a violent crime.
Federal prosecutors in Houston on Thursday announced Ham’s indictment in the death of Marie Youngblood. Her body was discovered May 17 in her burned SUV in San Jacinto County after she delivered mail to Ham.
Prosecutors say Youngblood was talking to her son via cellphone when he heard noises and the woman said she’d been shot. A criminal complaint says the victim was shot with a rifle.
Ham was arrested May 20 at his home in Coldspring, about 50 miles northeast of Houston.