Penalty phase starts in Texas torture case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A North Texas man who tortured his ex-neighbor while holding her captive for 12 days told an investigator he's been stealing women's underwear for years.

During the penalty phase of Jeffrey Allan Maxwell's trial, jurors on Wednesday heard more of authorities' recorded interviews after his arrest last March.

Maxwell faces from probation to life in prison after being convicted Tuesday of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault.

In one recording, Maxwell tells the investigator that he's stolen the underwear of the daughters of several girlfriends without their knowledge about 30 or 40 times.

Maxwell kidnapped his ex-neighbor last March and drove 100 miles to his Corsicana home, 50 miles south of Dallas. He sexually assaulted her on a deer-skinning device and his bed before she was rescued by authorities.

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