District Attorney Kim Ogg requested additional funding for 82 new prosecutors in 2022. DA Ogg seeks additional staffing to address three “crime drivers” spiking Harris County’s homicide and criminal victimization rates.
Larry Demetricus Woodruffe, 27, was charged in January 2019 with capital murder after deputies said a tip led them to find corroborating evidence of his involvement in the shooting. On Friday, he was sentenced to life in prison.
8-year old Michael Martinez was made an honorary deputy Friday by several Houston-area law enforcement agencies. They gave the shy boy a bunch of badges and showered him with gifts during a special ceremony.
The second of two men responsible for the 2018 drive-by shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Thursday. Woodruffe, 27, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Steven Hobbs, who is the longest current serving Harris County inmate, pleaded guilty Monday before jurors could be chosen and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. The 51-year-old would be 101 before he can be eligible for parole.
Andre Timothy Jackson was convicted Tuesday in the fatal stabbing of an 11-year-old Josue Flores as the child walked home from school in 2016. Jurors deliberated for three hours.
Prosecutors say Kelsey shot two men — one fatally — after buying heroin at a home in May 2020. A witness testified that Kelsey was angry at one of the men, Louis Hodges, for an incident the day before involving a small bag of heroin.
Punishment has been decided for the man found guilty of capital murder in the shooting death of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal. Robert Solis has been sentenced to death.
The man who gunned down a Baytown mother in a 2020 home invasion was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said.
Felix Vale, 38, was sentenced to 82 years in prison after he and Ariel Cordoba, 31, beat a 49-year-old man unconscious and then continued to assault him afterward at a bar in northwest Harris County on Feb. 17, 2021
A 37-year-old East Texas man was sentenced to four life sentences after he killed a mother and three children in a crash last year. Daniel Canada was convicted last week of four counts of intoxication manslaughter.
A Houston man who killed his wife at her Chinatown beauty school and staged the scene to look like a robbery was sentenced to 55 years in prison on Thursday, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
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