Cross, 02/18/66: The scene at the Travis County Courthouse during the murder trial of James C. Cross Jr., a 23-year-old former University of Texas at Austin student. Cross was charged with the murder of 21-year-old Chi Omega Sorority sisters Shirley Ann Stark and Susan Rigsby, but only on trial for Rigsby's death. The two women disappeared on July 18, 1965. Police discovered their remains 12 days later in a vacant lot in North Austin. Cross was arrested on August 6 after telephoning police to say he wanted to confess. He addmitted to to strangling both women in his Austin apartment on July 18 and hiding their bodies in his closet. Upon his conviction, the jury sentenced him to life in prison. Cross was retried in 1987 and sentenced to 80 years in prison. He was paroled five years later after serving 26 years.