News & Updates
District Attorney Ogg thanks Harris County Commissioners for funding prosecutor positions
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 05, 2022 5:54 PM
Rapist sentenced to 56 years in prison for 2006 cold case
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 02, 2022 6:46 PM
Woman who was mastermind in her employee’s death gets life in prison
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 02, 2022 6:41 PM
Boy pushed out of wheelchair for dressing as police officer becomes honorary investigator
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 01, 2022 6:47 PM
Houston man gets life sentence for shooting in dispute over assault rifle
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 26, 2022 6:49 PM
Former HCSO deputy from Kingwood sentenced to 10 years for possession of child pornography
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 25, 2022 6:53 PM
Man who murdered veteran during Cypress home invasion sentenced to life in prison without parole
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 10, 2022 8:27 PM
“Wobbly-wheel” scammer who victimized at least 25 people sentenced to six years in prison
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 08, 2022 8:30 PM
Man accused of murdering girlfriend and fleeing the country in 2017 extradited from Guatemala
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 04, 2022 8:33 PM
Salve una vida. Asegure sus armas.
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 01, 2022 5:53 PM
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg thanked county commissioners Tuesday for approving $7.5 million in funding to fill existing prosecutor positions in areas such as Domestic Abuse and Sex Crimes and increase the pay of entry-level hires.
By a vote of 4-0, commissioners voted in favor of the proposal that essentially unfreezes the funds that had previously been earmarked for existing positions and salary increases.
A Louisiana man who was staying in Houston in 2006 has been sentenced to 56 years in prison for abducting and raping a 14-year-old in a case solved by DNA through testing the Houston Police Department rape kits, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Saturday.
“This attack, a horrific example of stranger danger, was compounded when we had a backlog of rape kits waiting to be tested,” Ogg said. “This victim waited long enough, but now she has gotten justice.”
A Houston woman who was the mastermind behind a vicious robbery in which one of her own employees was shot to death has been sentenced to life in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Saturday.
Dinesha Renee Jackson, 28, was convicted Friday of capital murder following a five-day trial for the Dec. 17, 2017, slaying of 20-year-old Dequan Donte Anderson. Jurors took less than an hour to reach a unanimous verdict, which came with an automatic sentence of life without the possibility of parole.
A third-grade boy who was ridiculed and pushed from his wheelchair for wearing a police uniform to school for Career Day has learned that members of law enforcement consider him one of their own.
Now he has the titles to prove it: Honorary District Attorney’s Investigator, Honorary Deputy Constable and Junior Firefighter.
Michael Martinez, 8, who has cerebral palsy and wants to become a police officer, received the commendation in person Friday from Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, who praised his courage in the face of a personal threat.
A Houston gang member was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murder for shooting a 19-year-old woman during a dispute over an assault rifle in 2019, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Saturday.
“This gang member took a teenage girl to a quiet neighborhood by promising to release her to her friends and gunned her down in cold blood to make it look like a drive-by shooting,” Ogg said. “Only a monster could go through with that level of calculated planning and premeditation.”
Patrick B. Jackson, a 30-year-old member of a street gang known as the Vice Lords, was convicted late Friday of killing Maria Fuentes, 19, whose body was found in the 5900 block of Hopetown in east Houston’s Pine Trails subdivision on Aug. 31, 2019.
A former Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy was sentenced Friday by a judge to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Friday.
Donald Thomas Dehnert, 50, who worked as a sheriff’s deputy was sentenced by state District Judge Kelli Johnson after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.
He pleaded guilty in exchange for letting the judge determine punishment, and she handed down the maximum. Dehnert was facing a sentence ranging from probation to 10 years in prison.
A Houston man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering a Marine Corps veteran during a home invasion in Cypress in 2018, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Thursday.
Dwayne Ernest Wharton, 22, was convicted by a jury of capital murder earlier this week for killing Leandro Morales Jr., 47, who was home with his wife when Wharton and another man smashed through the back door in November 2018.
“A Harris County jury made the right decision in locking this brazen and violent criminal behind bars for the rest of his life,” Ogg said. “A person who breaks into a home at 11:30 a.m. on a Thursday with a loaded pistol with a laser sight obviously has bad intentions, and the consequences have to match the crime.”
A Spring Branch man has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity for his part in a “wobbly-wheel” scam, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Tuesday.
“These fraudsters targeted innocent drivers by acting like good Samaritans to take advantage of people’s good nature,” Ogg said. “To add to the deception, they even used their own families and kids to bolster the lie.”
Sam Yonko, 34, was one of six family members indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity for working together to pull off the scam.
A fugitive has been extradited from Guatemala to Houston to face trial for murdering his girlfriend, hiding her body and fleeing the country almost five years ago, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Friday.
Miguel Angel Buezo, 32, is accused of killing his 26-year-old girlfriend Karen Ramirez after leaving a club together while quarreling on March 25, 2017.
“We see once again that when we coordinate with our law enforcement partners, such as the FBI Fugitive Task Force in Houston and the Houston Police Department, a fugitive might be able to run, but they cannot hide,” Ogg said. “Now that this accused killer is back behind bars, we will seek justice for the victim’s family.”