New details alleged in murder of Ferris wheel sex act suspect

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

HOUSTON, Texas -- There are new developments in the murder of a Houston man who last month was accused of a sex act on a Las Vegas Ferris wheel.

In probable cause court Thursday, authorities alleged Phillip Panzica was targeted after bragging about getting several thousands of dollars from "Inside Edition" for his side of his story in the alleged crime.

Panzica, 27, was gunned down last Saturday morning in southwest Houston.

Panzica made headlines after he was arrested for having sex on a Las Vegas Ferris wheel in February. At the time, Panzica told authorities he had sex with a woman he met down the Las Vegas strip after he got into an argument with his then-girlfriend.

Houston police say Bryant Watts and Arron Jones have been arrested in connection with the carjacking that involved Panzica and his fiance. Watts and Jones have been charged with capital murder.

Two men arrested for killing man after leaving club, Miya Shay reports.

The carjacking happened around 5:15 a.m. Saturday.

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