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  • Louisiana Man Sentenced to 50 Years for Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend in Humble

    Posted by · July 13, 2023 6:50 AM

  • Louisiana Man Sentenced to 50 Years for Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend in Humble

    A Louisiana man was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday for fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend at her apartment in Humble in 2022, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “Domestic violence is about control and manipulation and when this man couldn’t control and manipulate the situation any longer, the violence escalated to murder,” Ogg said. “This was a premeditated and planned ambush, and he absolutely deserves to spend the rest of his life behind bars.”

    Wesley Guillard, 48, pleaded guilty to murder in exchange for 50 years in prison for killing 36-year-old Dannetrica Annette Green at the apartment she shared with her two teenage daughters in the 9300 block of FM 1960 on Feb. 20, 2022.

    He cannot appeal the conviction or the sentence, and he must serve at least half of the time before he is eligible for parole.

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  • Crime Stoppers, Community Groups Offer $15,000 Reward on Fugitive Pimp

    Posted by · July 12, 2023 10:08 AM

  • Crime Stoppers, Community Groups Offer $15,000 Reward on Fugitive Pimp

    District Attorney Kim Ogg thanked Crime Stoppers and members of two southwest Houston management districts Wednesday for joining forces to offer a $15,000 reward for information leading to the capture of fugitive human trafficker Thaddeus Allen.

    Allen, 34, fled in April, just one day before a Harris County jury found him guilty of human trafficking and handed down a 75-year prison sentence for the habitual felon. Allen had been present for the previous five days of trial but absconded the day before closing arguments. He had been free on $200,000 bond.

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  • Houston Conman Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Real-Estate Scams

    Posted by · July 11, 2023 12:32 PM

  • Houston Conman Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Real-Estate Scams

    A Houston conman who made more than $1 million pretending to sell distressed properties for cash to dozens of people was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “Prosecuting white-collar crime is a priority because it is devastating to the people who lose thousands of dollars in what should be ordinary, everyday business transactions,” Ogg said. “Conmen, scammers and fraudsters are thieves, plain and simple, and when they repeatedly take advantage of our community, like in this case, they need to be in prison.”

    Robert Gibson, 59, pleaded guilty Monday to theft of more than $300,000, a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison, in exchange for a 20-year sentence.

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  • Driver in 2018 Drive-By Shooting Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

    Posted by · July 08, 2023 11:59 AM

  • Driver in 2018 Drive-By Shooting Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

    A Houston man who drove past a group of people gathered in front of a home in 2018, allowing a gunman in the car to fatally shoot a 19-year-old, was sentenced to 30 years in prison this week, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    Angelo Alexander Perez, 23, was found guilty of murder by a Harris County jury and sentenced to 30 years in prison late Thursday after seven days of trial.

    “Planning and carrying out a drive-by shooting is premeditated gun violence that often ends, like this, in a devastating loss of life,” Ogg said. “Using a gun to settle a score is never acceptable.”

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  • Houston Woman Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Murder of Estranged Boyfriend

    Posted by · July 01, 2023 6:29 AM

  • Houston Woman Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Murder of Estranged Boyfriend

    A Houston woman was sentenced late Friday to 50 years in prison after being convicted of murder for the 2018 shooting of her boyfriend, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “Whether it’s a man or a woman who wants to end a bad relationship, we know that actually leaving is the most dangerous time for the victim of domestic violence,” Ogg said. “This a tragic case of a man who wanted out and lost his life when the violence escalated to murder.”

    Latousha Marshall, 48, was sentenced Friday after five days of trial. She was convicted a day earlier murder for killing 27-year-old Samuel Earl Edmon in the common area of an apartment complex near Interstate 45 and Rankin Road in north Houston about 6:40 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2018.

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  • Houston Man Sentenced to 22 Years for Drunken-Driving Crash That Killed 6-Year-Old Stepdaughter

    Posted by · June 30, 2023 3:00 PM

  • Houston Man Sentenced to 22 Years for Drunken-Driving Crash  That Killed 6-Year-Old Stepdaughter

    A Houston man was sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony murder for killing his 6-year-old stepdaughter in a 2021 drunken-driving crash, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “There is absolutely no excuse for driving drunk, especially with children in the car,” Ogg said. “An innocent little girl died because of the criminal conduct of this man and it was felony murder, plain and simple.”

    Paul Rodriguez, 32, pleaded guilty to felony murder in the death of Zyra Longoria, who was killed in a crash on the Southwest Freeway near Fountain View in west Houston about 4 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2021. Felony murder means he caused the death of someone while committing another felony, in this case Driving While Intoxicated with a Child.

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  • Statement on Astroworld Concert Tragedy

    Posted by · June 29, 2023 3:07 PM

  • Statement on Astroworld Concert Tragedy

    A Harris County grand jury on Thursday issued six no-bills related to the deaths of 10 spectators, two of whom were younger than 15, at the 2021 Astroworld concert, which means that no criminal charges will be filed in the incident, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “It is tragic that 10 innocent people were killed while trying to enjoy an evening of music and entertainment, something many of us do routinely and without a second thought to our safety. But a tragedy isn’t always a crime, and not every death is a homicide,” Ogg said. “This grand jury’s determination has no impact on the many civil lawsuits pending.”

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  • Houston Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Killing Clerk at Sunnyside Gas Station

    Posted by · June 27, 2023 9:13 AM

  • Houston Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Killing Clerk at Sunnyside Gas Station

    A 28-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for shooting a clerk at a Sunnyside gas station in 2019, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “This was a premeditated and intentional murder, and this man knew exactly what he was doing when he walked into a gas station in the middle of the night with a gun and ski mask,” Ogg said. “Gun violence is out of control, and justice in this case means this man will spend decades in prison.”

    Melvin Douglas pleaded guilty Monday to murder for killing 29-year-old store clerk Odai Qadous on Oct. 7, 2019.

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  • Houston Woman Sentenced to 25 Years for Killing Man During Argument

    Posted by · June 26, 2023 9:41 AM

  • Houston Woman Sentenced to 25 Years for Killing Man During Argument

    A Houston woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison for murder after pleading guilty to killing a man who was helping the woman’s girlfriend during an argument, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “Domestic violence often affects people beyond the abusive relationship, and in this case an innocent friend lost his life when the violence escalated to murder,” Ogg said. “We can never replace this brave young man, but hopefully bringing his killer to justice will give his family some peace.”

    Tarquasha Nashae Robinson, 26, pleaded guilty on Thursday to murder for shooting 27-year-old Yurum Fernandes about 12:10 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2021.

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  • Houston Father Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for Killing Premature Baby

    Posted by · June 23, 2023 6:39 AM

  • Houston Father Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for Killing Premature Baby

    A Houston father has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for murder for the brutal beating of his premature baby girl, who died less than two weeks after being brought home, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “We’re here to stand up for innocent victims, and it’s hard to imagine a more innocent victim than a newborn baby,” Ogg said. “Baby Jazmine deserved to live, and we have worked hard since her death to get justice for her.”

    Jason Robin, 28, pleaded guilty to murder for his part in the death of Jazmine Rose Robin, who died on July 15, 2018.

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