On August 14, 1996, Kenneth Foster, Mauriceo Brown, DeWayne Dillard, and Julius Steen embarked on a series of armed robberies around San Antonio, Texas. Foster drove, while Julius Steen scouted victims from the front passenger seat. The third armed robbery began when the foursome followed a vehicle driven by Mary Patrick into a residential neighborhood. Mary and Michael LaHood, Jr. were returning to the home, where Michael lived with his parents and brothers, Nicholas and Marc. When Brown exited the vehicle armed with a .44 caliber pistol, he wore a scarf across his face. As Brown approached them, Michael told Mary to get into the house. Mary, who fell as she fled, saw Brown pointing a gun at Michael’s head. She heard Brown demand Michael’s keys, money and wallet, immediately followed by a loud bang. Michael died instantly. Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. Central for our interview with Nicholas “Nico” LaHood to learn more about Michael and the impact his death has had on the LaHood family. We’ll also discuss the case against Foster, his controversial death sentence, which was reduced to life in prison by Governor Rick Perry in 2007, three hours before his scheduled execution.
About Nicholas “Nico” LaHood:
Nicholas “Nico” LaHood was born in 1972 in San Antonio, Texas, the second son of Michael LaHood, Sr. and Norma Olivia LaHood. He grew up in San Antonio with his older brother, Michael, Jr., and younger brother, Marc. Mr. LaHood, an attorney and former Bexar County judge, often took young Nico to work with him. As a young man, Nico followed in his father’s footsteps, earning a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio. Nico has worked as a criminal defense attorney, a special prosecutor and is wrapping up one term as the elected District Attorney in Bexar County at the end of this year. He is a Board Member for Child Safe San Antonio, The Bexar County Family Justice Center, and the Rape Crisis Center. He also served as adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law and teaches at the San Antonio Police Department Academy and the Alamo Area Council of Government’s Police Academy. He has remained in San Antonio, Texas and lives there with his wife and children, Maya, Michael, Leah, and Zaiter.