Texas Professor's Suicide Came After Sending Text to Alleged Sex Scammer


A subpoena of Green Dot bank records revealed the money had gone to Daniel Duplaisir of Metairie, La. Furthermore, surveillance video at a Lowe's showed Duplaisir making a $114.04 purchase with one of the cards, according to the complaint.

Duplaisir was arrested in January.

The suicide of the popular professor stunned the Texas A&M community.

"Jim always made the time to chat, email, share a smoke or a story with his many friends, students, and colleagues," his obituary on the school's website said. "We will all miss his witty banter, his kind words of encouragement, and his gentle nudges to believe in ourselves.

Texas A&M officials did not immediately respond to an interview request.

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