Ex-Houston-area teacher to get mental help in jail

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

HOUSTON (AP) - A former Houston-area teacher jailed on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old student and hiding him when he ran away from home will not be moved to a private mental health clinic.

A judge Tuesday ruled the Harris County Jail has sufficient mental health resources for 29-year-old Kathryn Camille Murray. She's charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child, having an improper relationship with a student and harboring a runway.

Attorneys for the ex-Spring Branch teacher say she's depressed and needs private help. Prosecutors say Murray, who's held without bond, could sign herself out of a private clinic.

Murray was charged last year with having sex with the boy and was free on bail until her January arrest when he was found where she was staying.

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