Stripper called 'Pocahontas' charged with capital murder -

Stripper called 'Pocahontas' charged with capital murder

HOUSTON— A stripper named Pocahontas has been arrested on charges of capital murder and aggravated robbery.

The suspect, whose real name is Luerissie Ross, was taken into custody Tuesday morning by members of the Gulf Coast Task Force.

According to court documents, Ross befriended her victims and set them up to be robbed.

The most recent case happened on February 17 in the 2300 block of Tidwell.

Budrohoe Briscoe had picked up a relative at the airport and told him they were going to meet a friend named Pocahontas.

When they got to her apartment on Tidwell, Pocahontas asked Budrohoe to meet her in the courtyard. The cousin waited in the car, but he saw two men approach Budrohoe and shoot him.

Budrohoe was rushed to the hospital, but he later died from his injuries.

"He was a good person, you know, kind-hearted," said Courtney Houston, Briscoe’s cousin. "When I got that phone call and heard what happened, it’s crazy."

Houston said his cousin left behind seven children.

"What I want to see happen to her is justice, if anything, I don’t want to sit there and say she should get lynched or anything like that, but something should happen," said Houston. "He always brought out the best of everybody, you know, and that’s what we are going to miss about him."

Briscoe’s uncle told detectives that Pocahontas, 20, was a dancer at Ice Cream Castles. He gave them her real name and provided photos.

Detectives checked the database and learned that Ross had been charged with a similar case last December 30.

In that case, Carlton Donnato told police that Ross and her boyfriend came to his house on Hollister and robbed him. Donnato said the boyfriend, Kevin Nelson, shot him before they fled.

Donnato survived and identified Ross in a photo lineup. She was charged with aggravated robbery and put on an ankle monitor.

Investigators brought Ross in for questioning in late March. They said she confessed that she set up both victims and identified Nelson as the shooter in both cases. She was later released. 

Police say they believe Ross may be involved in other crimes and they're asking possible victims to come forward.

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