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Houston Man Sentenced to 38 Years in Prison for Stabbing East End Neighbor
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · May 10, 2023 2:46 PM
Ambulance Owner Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for $3.5 Million Fraud Scheme
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · May 10, 2023 9:18 AM
Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Two Attacks, Including Assaulting Woman in Elevator at H-E-B in the Heights
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · May 09, 2023 6:49 AM
Crosby Man Sentenced to 45 Years for Huffman-area Murder
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · May 06, 2023 7:00 AM
Houston Man Who Killed Two, Injured Third Sentenced to 49 Years in Prison
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · May 05, 2023 9:33 AM
Houston Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2017 Murder in Humble
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · May 01, 2023 9:14 AM
Houston Man Sentenced to 50 Years for Killing Acquaintance at Bissonnet Gas Station
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 28, 2023 7:18 AM
Killer Who Fled to North Carolina After Slaying Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 25, 2023 7:55 AM
Police Searching for Convicted Pimp Who Jumped Bail and Was Sentenced to 75 Years
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 20, 2023 7:27 AM
Law enforcement agencies detail joint focus on major fentanyl dealers
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 19, 2023 1:00 PM
A Houston man was sentenced Wednesday to 38 years in prison by a Harris County jury for the fatal stabbing of his neighbor in the East End in 2019, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“This case is absolutely heartrending and tragic because there was absolutely no reason that a conflict between neighbors should escalate to murder,” Ogg said. “We thank the jurors who held this defendant accountable and sentenced him to prison.”
Stuart Simonton, 58, was convicted Tuesday of murder for stabbing 59-year-old Angelina Wiseman Gailey on the porch in front of the duplex they shared on Harrisburg on April 3, 2019.
A Houston ambulance owner who scammed $3.5 million out of health insurance providers has been sentenced to eight years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“We have prioritized going after scammers who create long-term schemes like this because fraud raises costs for the average consumer,” Ogg said. “Millions of dollars are lost to businesses each year by the actions of white-collar criminals, and we will continue to partner with other agencies so that we can effectively prosecute these kinds of crime.”
Floyd Eugene Dixon, owner of Ambu-Care Transportation, pleaded guilty to first-degree felony theft and health care fraud and was recently sentenced to eight years in prison.
A 33-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in two separate assaults, announced Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.
“This is a predator who has a pattern of attacking and hurting women when he is free to roam,” Ogg said. “He has been sentenced to spend the next two decades behind bars, where he can no longer harm or victimize women.”
Florian S. Kroll was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman on Jan. 12, 2020, in the elevator at H-E-B in the Heights. He will have to serve at least half of that sentence before he is eligible for parole. Since he pleaded guilty, he cannot appeal the conviction or the prison sentence.
He was also sentenced to 10 years in prison for attempted sexual assault of a child for attacking a 16-year-old girl as she walked home from school in north Houston about 1:20 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2020.
A Crosby man who killed an acquaintance rather than repay a debt was sentenced to 45 years by a Harris County jury this week, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“Gun crime in our community is rampant because of cases like this, in which a relatively minor disagreement led to a cold-blooded murder,” Ogg said. “The victim’s family lost a son and a much-loved family member, and our hearts ache for them.”
Leonardo Abarca, 27, was sentenced by the jury after an eight-day trial in which he was convicted of murder for killing 25-year-old Mustafa Ahmed Marfani, of Humble, on April 7, 2016.
A Houston man who killed two men and injured a third man in separate shootings beginning in 2014 was sentenced to 49 years in prison for each case in a plea agreement this week, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“This was a crime spree that began before Hurricane Harvey and the pandemic, but our prosecutors stuck with it and got justice for the victims and their families,” Ogg said. “Our hearts go out to all the people that this man hurt time after time with senseless violence.”
Jeremy Wayne Miller, 32, pleaded guilty to two murder charges and an aggravated assault charge for a nonfatal shooting. He was sentenced to 49 years in all three cases. Those sentences will run concurrently.
A Houston gang member was sentenced to life in prison this week for a 2017 murder, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“This was a premeditated ambush that cost the life of a promising young man,” Ogg said. “Far too often, these kinds of quick-hit armed robberies turn fatal. One man will never come home, and another is going to prison for life.”
Horace Harris, 24, was facing life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder in the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Melton McGee on Oct. 23, 2017. Instead of going to trial on capital murder, Harris pleaded guilty to murder, which means he cannot appeal the conviction or his life sentence.
“This was a senseless murder that has absolutely devastated a grieving family,” Ogg said. “This man chose to use a gun to settle some minor spat, and now a young girl will grow up without a father and the gunman will spend decades in prison.”
Dwaine Allen Davis Jr., 32, was sentenced to 50 years in prison by a judge late Wednesday after being convicted of murder by a Harris County jury in the death of 28-year-old Edwin Lavon Alcorn on April 28, 2021.
A Houston man who killed his former girlfriend in her apartment in 2020 then fled to his mother’s home in North Carolina was sentenced to 40 years in prison late Monday after being convicted of murder, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“We stand with the family and mourn for this vibrant young woman who was cut down in her prime for absolutely no reason,” Ogg said. “Far too often, domestic violence leads to gun violence, and it is just senseless.”
Corey Lewis Campbell, 34, moved to Houston from North Carolina in 2016 to work in construction. Jurors convicted him of murder on Friday after two weeks of trial for fatally shooting 33-year-old Darlene Solis on April 28, 2020. They handed down the sentence Monday.
Authorities are searching for a convicted pimp who stopped coming to court during his trial this week and was sentenced to 75 years in prison for human trafficking, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“We stand with the victims,” Ogg said. “And the women that this man abused and terrorized now have to live in fear because he just walked away from justice.”
An arrest warrant was issued for 34-year-old Thaddeus Allen after he failed to appear for his trial Monday.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg joined with leaders of federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies today to announce strategies to curtail the recent surge in fentanyl overdoses by ensuring prison for those who profit from creating addicts and ensuring treatment for those addicts.
Fentanyl, a powerful opioid up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine, caused nearly half of the 1,096 fatal overdoses in Harris County last year and 74% of those among 14- to 25-year-olds. The victims in such cases are often unaware they are taking illicitly manufactured fentanyl because of the increased presence of “counterfeit drugs.”
As a result, Ogg has created a Major Narcotics unit within her office specifically assigned to work major cases with liaisons from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Houston Police Department and other law-enforcement agencies, a collaboration she lauded.