2nd arrest in gay Dallas couple’s murder

Danny Dews in custody in San Antonio (KSAT.com)

Dallas police have arrested a second suspect in the murder of a gay Far East Dallas couple found dead in their burned apartment last month.

Danny Dews, 23, was arrested Wednesday night in San Antonio and faces a charge of capital murder. Oscar Mirelez Young, 23, was arrested Saturday in Uvalde, west of San Antonio, and also faces a capital murder charge.

The victims, 59-year-old Mike Humphrey and 61-year-old Clayton Capshaw, were found dead in their apartment in the 11200 block of Woodmeadow Parkway on April 27, after the apartment was set on fire to cover up the crime.

According to police, Humphrey may have picked up Dews and Young for sex near Dallas’ homeless shelter, the Bridge. Dews and Young reportedly planned to rob the couple, who were found dead from stab wounds and blunt force trauma.

Dews was captured near a homeless shelter in San Antonio and appeared to have tried to changed his appearance, growing a beard and shaving his head. Police say they believe Dews and Young traveled to San Antonio together after committing the murders.

The case is not being treated as a hate crime.

—  John Wright