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  • Pleasantville Serial Rapist Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

    Posted by · April 12, 2024 9:34 AM

  • Pleasantville Serial Rapist Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

    A serial rapist who assaulted six women between 2020 and 2022 was sentenced to 50 years in prison this week, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “This defendant made plans and followed through with those plans to violate and assault numerous victims,” Ogg said. “This was not a one-time crime, and we are proud that a Harris County jury saw the evidence and understood that this man should not be allowed on the street.”

    Erique Howard, 28, agreed to a 50-year prison sentence after he was convicted in a six-day trial of raping a woman on May 5, 2022. Howard approached the woman while she was filling up her gas tank, forcing her to drive to a secluded area where he sexually assaulted her at gunpoint.

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  • Repeat Offender Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole for Raping 15-Year-Old Boy at Gunpoint

    Posted by · April 10, 2024 9:04 AM

  • Repeat Offender Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole for Raping 15-Year-Old Boy at Gunpoint

    A Houston man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for raping a 15-year-old boy in 2022, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “It was important that we got justice for the victim in this case and, just as importantly, we are keeping this repeat offender from hurting anyone else ever again,” Ogg said. “We all have to be vigilant because this case shows there are sexual predators who walk among us and they can pull a gun on anyone anywhere.”

    Scottie Dewayne Nelson, 49, was sentenced to life in prison late Friday after being convicted of sexual assault of a child between the ages of 14 and 17 for raping a boy on Sept. 11, 2022. It was the second time that Nelson was convicted of raping a child.

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  • Humble Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Girlfriend in 2021

    Posted by · April 08, 2024 9:38 AM

  • Humble Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Girlfriend in 2021

    A 32-year-old man from Humble was sentenced to life in prison for shooting his girlfriend during an argument in 2021, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “Like far too many domestic violence cases that we see, this was a senseless murder that did not have to happen,” Ogg said. “We all know how fast violence in a troubled relationship can escalate to murder, and that is why we take any and all allegations of abuse so seriously.”

    Cameron Michael Davis was sentenced to life late Friday after a Harris County jury found him guilty of murder for killing 27-year-old Ryniscia Sanford around noon on Sept. 23, 2021.

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  • Tomball Woman Sentenced to 50 Years for Killing 4-Year-Old Girl

    Posted by · April 05, 2024 12:20 PM

  • Tomball Woman Sentenced to 50 Years for Killing 4-Year-Old Girl

    A 33-year-old Tomball woman was sentenced to 50 years in prison this week for killing her boyfriend’s 4-year-old daughter in 2019, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “We have to work together as a community to protect our children who are particularly vulnerable to abuse from violent adults,” Ogg said. “We are thankful to the jurors who recognized that this was not a single incident, but a pattern of abuse and rightfully sentenced this woman to spend decades behind bars.”

    Shawna Hooey, 33, was tasked with taking care of 4-year-old Jakyzia Alexander along with her own five children when she took the little girl to a 24-hour emergency center on Sept. 7, 2019.

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  • Houston Man Sentenced to 55 Years in Prison for Murder Outside Gulf Freeway Club

    Posted by · March 26, 2024 7:52 AM

  • Houston Man Sentenced to 55 Years in Prison for Murder Outside Gulf Freeway Club

    A 28-year-old man was sentenced to 55 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for shooting a husband and father of two in the parking lot of a club in south Houston in 2022, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “We are thankful to the jury who recognized that this defendant went to extraordinary lengths to find and then gun down an unarmed man in broad daylight,” Ogg said. “Justice mandates that this killer spend decades behind bars for taking the life of a young father and husband who should have lived to see his kids grow up.” 

    Luis Alejandro Valencia was convicted of murder and sentenced by a jury late Friday for shooting 29-year-old Erik Villeda on Feb. 12, 2022.

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  • Documented Gang Member Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for 2020 Murder

    Posted by · March 25, 2024 2:01 PM

  • Documented Gang Member Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for 2020 Murder

    A member of one of Houston’s most infamous street gangs, the 52 Hoover Crips, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting a neighbor in 2020, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “When a gang member shoots up a house, brutally murders a man and is so confident he will get away with murder that he brags about it, we see exactly how pervasive gun violence is in our community,” Ogg said. “We mourn for the victim’s family and thank the jury for ending this gang member’s reign of terror.”

    Robert E. Chenier, 32, was sentenced late Friday after being convicted by a Harris County jury of murder in the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Shaun Lewis near Houston’s Clinton Park neighborhood on Nov. 23, 2020.

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  • Houston Man Sentenced to 90 Years for 2017 Crime Spree That Left Two Dead

    Posted by · March 20, 2024 9:30 AM

  • Houston Man Sentenced to 90 Years for 2017 Crime Spree That Left Two Dead

    A 60-year-old Houston man who killed two people and injured a third as part of a “list” of people he wanted dead was sentenced this week to 90 years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “Our prosecutors work hard to bring cases like this to trial to get justice for victims’ families who should not have to wait this long,” Ogg said. “This defendant played every game in the book to delay trial, but he was finally held accountable for his actions, and now, hopefully, the victims and families of the victims can move past this horrible episode.”

    Russell Cormier was 53 when he fatally shot his ex-wife outside of her home and then drove to a former co-worker’s place of employment and killed him as part of a two-day crime spree across northeast Houston.

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  • Houston Man on Probation for Bigamy Sentenced to Prison for Committing Bigamy a Second Time

    Posted by · March 19, 2024 12:23 PM

  • Houston Man on Probation for Bigamy Sentenced to Prison for Committing Bigamy a Second Time

    A Houston man who married three different women since 2019 was sentenced to three years in prison after committing bigamy again two months after being put on probation for bigamy, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “At the heart of this repeat offender’s schemes was a plan to defraud women and take advantage of them for financial gain,” Ogg said. “This man used the church to camouflage his scams and hide from any accountability or responsibility.”

    Orlando Coleman, 51, was sentenced last week to three years in prison for marrying a third woman just two months after being put on probation for being married to two other women at the same time.

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