"Pocahontas" the Stripper: Luerissie Ross Charged with Capital Murder

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Pocahontas a.k.a. Luerissie Ross: charged with capital murder
You think I'm an ignorant savage
And you've been so many places
I guess it must be so

The lyrics of "Colors of the Wind" -- so inspiring to eight-year-old girls everywhere -- probably were not written with Luerissie Ross in mind.

She's a stripper who goes by the name of Pocahontas -- for all those dudes into John Smith roleplay -- and has been charged with murder in a February killing where she lured a man into an apartment-complex courtyard where he was robbed and shot by two men. She's charged with capital murder and aggravated robbery for the killing of Budrohoe Briscoe.

Court documents say a friend of Briscoe picked him up at the airport and said they were going to meet a woman named "Pocahontas." (To make things even more Disneyfied, Pocahontas worked at a strip club called Ice Cream Castle.)

Court documents say a friend of Briscoe picked him up at the airport and said they were going to meet a woman named "Pocahontas."

Ignored danger signs:

1. Pocahontas told them to pick her up at an apartment-complex Dumpster. Romantic.

2. As they drove away, Pocahontas made a phone call where she was heard to say, "Yes, there are two of them."

3. She then said she had to return to the apartment "to pick up her phone charger."

4. As they returned, the friend noticed "a white Lincoln parked in the back of the complex, possibly with two males inside who were crouched down in the vehicle."

5. Pocahontas gets out, then calls Briscoe to come to her in the (dark) courtyard.

Things went as might be expected: Two males jumped out, tried to rob Briscoe and ended up shooting him several times.

Ross admitted she'd lured Briscoe with the intent of having the men rob him, court documents said. She ran away as the shots were fired and was eventually traced by the the Gulf Coast Task Force to Katy, where she was arrested.

The investigation was helped by the fact the victim had cell-phone photos of Pocahontas, which we're sure were very demure.

She has been charged in the past with a similar aggravated robbery incident.

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Houston Police Department Headquarters

1200 Travis St., Houston, TX

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I don't feel sorry for these goofy dudes at all, that's what they get for plotting to use some retarded girl whose only means to take care of herself is clapping her booty. They all had bad intentions, those are the breaks.

Tiwaenn Spikess
Tiwaenn Spikess

dayummn.... man i rememba ha she went to skool wit us in elementary,


You don't know he's an illegal or not you ignorant bitch he was picked up at the airport get your facts straight, are you a stupid whore. I think so l

Christine Guthrie
Christine Guthrie

What is the immigration status of the person who was killed?  Is he an illegal.  I think so.


Does the ice cream castle not do background checks? I thought all reputal places check out their employees..looking at her mug shot. She doesnt look very sweet..


See what kind of stuff strippers have to turn to when they don't have side gigs at the Chronicle to fall back on?


You are an ignorant person! !!nobody deserves to be killed.

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