APD Releases Photo Of Suspect In Goosey, Barnett Murders
The Austin Police Department has released a mug shot of 19-year-old James Richard “Ricky” Thompson, who has been charged with the murder of 21-year-old John Goosey and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Stacy Barnett.
Barnett and Goosey were both recent University of Texas graduates who grew up in West U. and attended Lamar High School. They were discovered shot to death in their apartment at 904 West 21st Street by friends Tuesday, July 21, after Barnett failed to show up at her parents West U. home as expected.
Goosey allegedly told mutual friends that Thompson was coming over to pay him money he owed for marijuana, which police say Goosey had been dealing for about three years. Thompson allegedly owed about $8,000 for drugs he received from Goosey to sell.