Pearland woman accused of killing MLB player, herself had troubled past


The Pearland woman who police said shot and killed former Major League Baseball player and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton before killing herself had burned down a Brazoria County house in a case in which she believed her then-husband was cheating on her, officials said. [...] police are investigating a case in which they said Jordan shot and killed 13-year MLB veteran Hamilton in an incident that shocked neighbors living on a quiet street with beige, brick-exterior homes and sent reverberations across the greater baseball community. About 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Pearland police found Jordan, 44, dead in the 11500 block of Island Breeze from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Next-door neighbor Christopher Yarde, 40, was surprised to see flashing police lights outside his home Sunday. According to Gwen Carter, a CPS spokeswoman, Jordan had two other children, ages 11 and 13, who were in their father's custody. The bodies of Hamilton and Jordan were transported to the Galveston County medical examiner, and the investigation into the incident is ongoing, Pearland police said. In his last Facebook post, dated June 19, the Baton Rouge, La., native paid tribute to the nine victims of the shootings at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Hours before his death on Father's Day, Hamilton updated his profile picture on Facebook with a portrait in which he sat with two of his boys. "Oh my goodness," said former Astros manager Phil Garner, who managed Hamilton with the Milwaukee Brewers. Known as a terrific defensive outfielder, Hamilton committed only 14 errors out of 2,770 defensive chances in his career for a .995 fielding percentage. Hamilton spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Brewers (1988-95) before joining the Texas Rangers (1996), San Francisco Giants (1997-98), Colorado Rockies (1998-99) and Mets (1999-2001).

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