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  • Houston Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Fatally Stabbing Girlfriend From Dallas

    Posted by · March 08, 2023 6:59 AM

  • Houston Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Fatally Stabbing Girlfriend From Dallas

    A 64-year-old Houston man was sentenced to 60 years this week for fatally stabbing his girlfriend as she tried to leave him to go back to Dallas, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “The most dangerous time for a victim of domestic violence is when they are trying to leave the relationship,” Ogg said. “That is exactly why we take any and all allegations of domestic violence so seriously.”

    Kenneth B. Howard, was convicted of murder by a jury on Monday and sentenced by a judge in the fatal stabbing of 37-year-old Pamela D. Pratt on July 12, 2019.

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  • Houston Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Killing Friend in Robbery

    Posted by · March 07, 2023 11:17 AM

  • April 4, 2023

    A Houston man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday after being convicted of capital murder for robbing and killing his friend in 2018, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “This man used a gun to try to take what he wanted, and the jury did the right thing by ensuring that he will never be on the street again,” Ogg said. “We stand with the victim’s family, who deserved, and got, justice.”

    Paul Ikemere, 25, was automatically sentenced after being convicted of capital murder by a Harris County jury in the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Shayne Hart in southwest Houston on Dec. 11, 2018.

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  • Spring Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s New Boyfriend

    Posted by · March 03, 2023 8:19 AM

  • Spring Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s New Boyfriend

    A Harris County jury sentenced a Spring man to 23 years in prison late Tuesday for the murder of his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in 2016, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “Cases like this are why we take stalking and intimate-partner violence so seriously,” Ogg said. “This man decided to lie in wait for three hours for his ex-girlfriend to arrive at her own house. When she arrived with her new boyfriend, he attempted to force himself into the home, ultimately shooting and killing the new boyfriend.”

    Austin Daniel Hoff, 29, will have to serve at least half of the prison sentence before he is eligible for parole after being convicted of murder for shooting 23-year-old Steven Senter on Sept. 5, 2016.

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  • Area Law Enforcement Officials Warn Against ‘Street Takeovers’

    Posted by · March 02, 2023 1:00 PM

  • Area Law Enforcement Officials Warn Against ‘Street Takeovers’

    Four top law-enforcement officials in the Harris County region warned Thursday of severe consequences for those plotting illegal “street takeovers” to promote street racing or reckless driving like recent events in Austin and Houston.

    Several people were injured in Austin – including a police officer – when large groups of people blocked intersections two weekends ago to race vehicles, do “doughnuts,” set fires and light fireworks. A similar event involving 200 cars in Houston last weekend resulted in multiple arrests, including one for felony child endangerment.

    District Attorney Kim Ogg, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Assistant Houston Police Chief Wyatt Martin and DPS Regional Director Gerald Brown said such events are extremely dangerous to participants and nearby motorists and that the local response to such events will be swift and aggressive.

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  • Street Takeovers: Houston, State Law Enforcement Warn Against Illegal Events

    Posted by · March 02, 2023 9:52 AM

  • Street Takeovers: Houston, State Law Enforcement Warn Against Illegal Events
  • Mother Who Drowned Her Two Children Sentenced to 40 Years

    Posted by · February 28, 2023 3:00 PM

  • Mother Who Drowned Her Two Children Sentenced to 40 Years

    A Houston mother who drowned her two children, ages 5 and 7, in 2016 pleaded guilty to two counts of murder on Monday in exchange for 40 years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “This mother knew what she was doing, she knew it was wrong, and we vowed to seek justice for these two children,” Ogg said. “This plea agreement means that family members will not have to testify and this woman cannot appeal her conviction or the sentence.”

    Sheborah Latrice Thomas drowned her daughter, 5-year-old Kayiana Thomas, in the bathtub of the family’s home in the 3000 block of Tierwester in southeast Houston on Aug. 12, 2016.

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  • Stafford Man Gets 45 Years in Prison for Killing Mother, Injuring Father in Shooting

    Posted by · February 28, 2023 11:29 AM

  • Stafford Man Gets 45 Years in Prison for Killing Mother, Injuring Father in Shooting

     

    A 35-year-old Stafford man who shot both of his parents, killing his mother and injuring his father, has been sentenced to 45 years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.

    “When we think of domestic violence, we also need to think about elder abuse because it can escalate to murder just as fast as other forms of domestic violence,” Ogg said. “With more than half a million people over the age of 65 in Harris County, we have to stay vigilant about vulnerable elderly people being hurt or taken advantage of by someone they love and trust.”

    Joshua C. Williams shot his 72-year-old father with a shotgun in the early-morning hours of Aug. 24, 2021. His mother, 64-year-old Cathy Williams, called 911 for help. She was on the phone with a 911 operator as her son chased her through the house and shot her twice with the shotgun.

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  • Houston Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Killing Girlfriend and Her Mother

    Posted by · February 17, 2023 12:13 PM

  • Houston Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Killing Girlfriend and Her Mother

    A 47-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for shooting his girlfriend and her mother, then opening fire on police in 2021, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Friday.

    “We know that the most dangerous time for victims of domestic violence, and the police trying to help them, is when the victims try to get out of a bad situation,” Ogg said. “This violent and abusive man killed two women and tried to kill police officers who responded to the scene — he deserves to spend the rest of his life behind bars.”

    Lewis Trinidad Nunez pleaded guilty last week to fatally shooting his girlfriend, 39-year-old Virginia “Jenni” Lillard, and her mother, 64-year-old Rita Lillard, and then shooting at a Houston police officer who responded to the incident on June 20, 2021.

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  • DA Ogg, Law Enforcement and Community Partners Launch Gun-Safety Campaign

    Posted by · February 16, 2023 12:07 PM

  • DA Ogg, Law Enforcement and Community Partners Launch Gun-Safety Campaign

    As part of a broader gun-safety campaign rollout, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg joined with law enforcement and community partners Thursday to announce her office will distribute free gun safes for residents to use at home and in their vehicles.

    “Safely storing firearms is critical to keep them from falling into the hands of criminals or our children,” Ogg said at a news conference hosted by Congregation Beth Israel. “These types of partnerships have let us take action in a very positive way.”

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