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Suspect Joseph James Pappas signed the deed to his house away the day before he shot cardiologist Mark Hausknecht dead in Houston! ‘Revenge attack 21 years after his mother died on the doctor’s operating table’ – Cops

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‘Suspect in shooting of renowned cardiologist held a 20-year-old grudge’ – Houston PD

The alleged killer of a top Houston doctor is a former cop who wanted to run a concealed handgun instruction academy who nursed a 20-year grudge over the death of his mother during surgery
 Dr Mark Hausknecht performed the surgery in April 1997, Alice Walker was 69 at the time
Joseph James Pappas, 62, is accused of following Dr Mark Hausknecht on his bicycle and fatally shooting him three times as he cycled to work in his blue doctor’s scrubs through Houston, Texas, on July 20.
Ominously the suspect signed the deed to his house away the day before he shot former presidential cardiologist dead  in revenge attack –  21 years after his mother died on the doctor’s operating table
On July 19, Joseph James Pappas signed the deed of his Texas home over to Jeanette Sarah Spencer, a woman living in Painesville, Ohio, –  the second time he signed it over to her – the first time was in Feby 2017 
On July 20, Pappas allegedly shot Hausknecht dead on his bicycle, three days later, a courier picked up the deed papers from Pappas’ home 
The cagey suspect later called repeatedly to ensure the deed went through 
Pappas is accused of shooting Hausknecht dead in revenge for the death of his mother who  died on the cardiologist’s operating table in 1994, 21 years ago 
Police are still hunting Pappas who is considered to be armed, dangerous and suicida

62-year-od Pappas signed two properties over to Jeanette Sarah Spencer, an Ohio resident, on July 23 by Legal Express Texas.
Pappas had asked them to complete the paperwork on July 19 and acted strangely after launching proceedings, it has been revealed.
It was finalized on July 23, three days after Dr. Mark Hausknecht’s murder.
On July 20, Pappas is accused of following Dr. Mark Hausknecht on his bicycle as he cycled to work in Houston, Texas, and fatally shooting him.
Pappas was named on Wednesday by police who say the attack was an act of revenge.
The Motive for the murder, investigators say is that in 1997, the killer’s mother Julia Walker, died on Hausknecht’s operating table.
Houston Police are yet to find Pappas who they say is armed, dangerous and suicidal.

James Pappas home in Houston Texas 1.JPGJames Pappas signed the deed of home [photo] home in Houston, Texas over to a third party on July 19. He allegedly shot Dr Mark Hausknecht on July 20

It’s not normal for people to be so antsy about transferring a property.
‘It just indicated he was premeditating this before it ever happened,’ Donaldson said.
It is not the first time Pappas has signed property over to Spencer, who also goes by the name of Mullet. Reportedly, the second time he signed the property over to her. The first time he attempted the estate transfer was in February 2017.
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The prime suspect in the murder of a doctor who once treated George HW Bush is a former cop who wanted to run a concealed handgun instruction academy and allegedly held a 20-year grudge over the death of his mother on the operating table.
Joseph James Pappas, 62, is accused of following Dr Mark Hausknecht on his bicycle and fatally shooting him three times as he cycled to work in his blue doctor’s scrubs through Houston, Texas, on July 20.

Mark Hausknecht 4.JPGDr Hausknecht was cycling from his home to the Houston Methodist Hospital in his blue medical scrubs when Pappas allegedly approached from behind and shot him in the torso and head

Pappas, who is said to be suicidal and armed with multiple weapons, had allegedly been plotting to kill Dr Hausknecht since the death of his mother, Julia Alice Walker, while in Dr Hausknecht’s care in April 1997 at the age of 69.
Pappas, who was unmarried and had no children, once worked as an armed deputy constable for Harris County Precincts 2 and 7.
He had lived alone in his family’s three-bedroom house since the death of his father, Joseph James Pappas I, in 2010.

Joseph James Pappas (left) is seen with his father, Joseph James Snr, [center], his mother Julia Walker and sister.jpgSuspect as a young boy with his family: Joseph James Pappas [left] is seen with his father, Joseph James Snr [center], his mother Julia Walker and sister

Pappas served with law enforcement for 30 years until 2013, first as a paid cop and then as a volunteer reserve. He also owned an old police car, a Ford Crown Victoria.
Known as ‘Joey’ to friends, Pappas worked as a real estate owner for a Houston-registered firm under his own name. He also had a business application to run a concealed handgun academy, according to records seen by Click2Houston.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said his officers received a tip about Pappas after appealing for information in the wake of the doctor’s death.
‘One of the tips included he fact that the suspect’s mother was a patient of the doctor and died during surgery over 20 years ago,’ he told a press conference on Wednesday. ‘It appears that this may be a 20-year-old grudge,’ he added.
On Tuesday night, before police obtained an arrest warrant for him and before his name became public, he sent a text message to a friend suggesting that he might kill himself.

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