News & Updates
Killer Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison After DNA Found on Gearshift of a Car Pushed Into Bayou
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 19, 2023 7:34 AM
Houston Man Sentenced to 45 years in Prison for Killing Innocent Bystander in Third Ward Bar Shooting
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 17, 2023 2:42 PM
Houston Man Who Fled to Honduras Sentenced to 50 Years for Shooting Friend
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 16, 2023 1:52 PM
Repeat Offender Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2018 Murder
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 13, 2023 11:00 AM
Documented Gang Member Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for Killing Friend
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 13, 2023 8:45 AM
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg Reveals 21% Reduction of Case Backlog
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 12, 2023 2:56 PM
Sugar Land Man Sentenced to 50 Years for Shooting Tattoo Artist at Shop on Richmond Avenue
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 08, 2023 6:26 AM
Houston Man Sentenced to Life for Shooting Ex-Girlfriend, Dumping Body Near Bear Creek Park
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 05, 2023 9:13 AM
Houston Mother Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing 4-Month-Old Baby
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 04, 2023 8:39 AM
Houston Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Capital Murder for Running Over Woman After Purse Snatching at McDonald’s
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · April 04, 2023 8:11 AM
A 21-year-old Galena Park man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to murder for shooting an acquaintance, putting his body in the backseat of a car and pushing the car into Hunting Bayou, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“The victim was a friend of the killer’s family and was killed in a pointless and unwarranted shooting,” Ogg said. “And now the victim’s family has to pick up the pieces after losing someone they loved and cherished.”
Isaac Sims pleaded guilty to murder for killing 42-year-old Luis Carlos Flores on April 28, 2018.
A 42-year-old man was sentenced to 45 years in prison last week for fatally shooting a man who was trying to break up a fight at a bar in Houston’s Third Ward, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“People have arguments, they have disagreements, but pulling out a gun and shooting someone destroys two families: the victim’s and the gunman’s,” Ogg said. “The victim in this case was trying to be the voice of reason, and it was because he was trying to keep the peace that his voice was silenced forever.”
Ronald McClelland was convicted of murder by a Harris County jury on Thursday for killing 32-year-old Jo-Von Darnell Telfor, who was celebrating his birthday at a club on Oct. 18, 2020.
A Houston man who is an American citizen but fled to Honduras after committing murder in 2018, was sentenced to 50 years in prison this week, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“This was a premeditated murder, and the defendant thought he could lie his way out of any responsibility,” Ogg said. “Now he will spend decades in prison for the decisions he made.”
Christopher Joseph Cruz, 26, pleaded guilty to murder and opted to have a judge decide his punishment after a hearing on Thursday.
A 61-year-old repeat offender was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for fatally shooting a nightclub owner in 2018, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“This was a violent and tragic ambush of a father and an entrepreneur,” Ogg said. “We have worked for five years to get justice for this victim’s family, and this was the right result.”
Angel Luis Mexico, 61, was convicted Tuesday of murder by a Harris County jury after seven days of trial. After the guilty verdict, the defendant opted to have the judge decide his punishment. State District Judge Kristin Guiney heard testimony from several witnesses, including Mexico, and then sentenced him to life in prison.
A documented Houston gang member was sentenced Tuesday to 45 years in prison for the 2016 murder of his childhood friend, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“This case, like many others, lingered on the docket because every time the defendant was free on bond, he was charged with a new crime, which postponed trial,” Ogg said. “Now, he will spend decades behind bars and the victim’s family will have some closure and be able to mourn in peace.”
Marcus Renard Coleman, 30, was convicted Monday of murder by a Harris County jury after five days in trial.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced today that recent initiatives by her office have helped lead to a 21% reduction in the criminal case backlog from the COVID-related highs of recent years. As of April 10 – the 100th day of 2023 – the backlog has been cut to 114,242 cases, a reduction of nearly 31,000 from 2021. And the figure continues to fall.
The numbers show the office’s aggressive focus on reducing the case backlog has paid off. Ogg credited her staff for that success and specifically pointed out two recent initiatives that spurred major backlog reductions – the creation of a Homicide Division within the office and implementation of a “triage” program.
A Sugar Land man was sentenced to 50 years in prison this week for shooting a tattoo artist at a Richmond Avenue tattoo parlor, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“The victim in this case was moments away from leaving for the night when the defendant came in and started trouble,” Ogg said. “While another employee began to remove the defendant from the shop, the defendant started shooting. Because of his actions, a family lost a loved one and the gunman will spend decades in prison.”
She noted that she wants an end to a culture of gun violence that continues to see people indiscriminately pull out guns and start shooting.
Abdul-Rahman Khan, 27, was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in prison and a $10,000 fine by the Harris County jury that convicted him of murder for the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Peter Pina, a tattoo artist at the Electric Chair Tattoo & Piercing shop on Richmond, on June 14, 2016.
A Houston man was sentenced to life in prison this week for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend in 2020 while he was on deferred adjudication probation for setting his ex-wife’s home on fire, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“We know that domestic violence generally escalates, and in too many cases, like this, it escalates to a homicide,” Ogg said. “We sought justice for both of the women that this man victimized, and hopefully a life sentence will give his victims and their families some peace.”
Javon Gilbert, 31, was sentenced late Monday by state District Judge Brian Warren after a four-day hearing to revoke Gilbert’s probation and determine the appropriate punishment for killing his ex-girlfriend, Emmishae Kirby, 28.
A Houston mother was sentenced to life in prison for beating her infant daughter to death, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Tuesday.
“Our office stands up for all victims, but a baby is the most innocent of victims,” Ogg said. “We believed that a life sentence was appropriate for this brutal murder and a Harris County jury agreed.”
Tradezsha Trenay Bibbs, 29, was sentenced Monday after being convicted of felony murder for the death of 4-month-old Brielle Robinson on April 16, 2016.
A Houston man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole after being convicted of capital murder in the 2021 death of Martha Medina, who was run over in the parking lot of an east Houston McDonald’s after she was robbed, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“The callousness of this crime shocked the community because it was a premeditated and planned robbery that ended with a woman dying after being run over in broad daylight,” Ogg said. “No family should have to hear that their loved one was targeted after leaving a bank and then mercilessly killed.”
Andrew Williams, aka John Williams, 41, was automatically sentenced to life in prison after being convicted Monday of capital murder in the death of 71-year-old Martha Medina on Sept. 23, 2021.