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Houston Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing Acquaintance
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 28, 2023 10:22 AM
Houston Man Sentenced to 30 years for Fatal Crash During Police Chase on Eldridge Parkway at Katy Freeway
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 13, 2023 7:02 AM
Statement of Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg on the execution of Arthur Brown Jr.
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 09, 2023 4:57 PM
Houston Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Fatally Stabbing Girlfriend From Dallas
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 08, 2023 6:59 AM
Houston Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Killing Friend in Robbery
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 07, 2023 11:17 AM
Spring Man Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison for Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s New Boyfriend
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 03, 2023 8:19 AM
Area Law Enforcement Officials Warn Against ‘Street Takeovers’
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · March 02, 2023 1:00 PM
Mother Who Drowned Her Two Children Sentenced to 40 Years
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · February 28, 2023 3:00 PM
Stafford Man Gets 45 Years in Prison for Killing Mother, Injuring Father in Shooting
Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · February 28, 2023 11:29 AM
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Posted by Harris County District Attorney Office · February 27, 2023 12:31 PM
A Houston man pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an acquaintance in 2020 and was sentenced to 23 years in prison Monday, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“This was a brutal stabbing, and our duty is to seek justice for the victim’s family,” Ogg said. “This agreement means the killer has taken responsibility and the family of the victim has a resolution without having to hear or see any more of the awful details.”
Oscar A. Garcia, 36, pleaded guilty to murder in exchange for a sentence of 23 years in prison for killing 39-year-old Hunter Penn on Oct. 8, 2020.
A Houston man who ran a red light while fleeing police and caused a crash that killed his passenger was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“Running from the police is never the answer and this is exactly why,” Ogg said. “A 19-year-old lost his life because this man decided he could drive faster than the police.”
Deshawn Fortee Brown, 27, agreed to a 30-year prison sentence after a Harris County jury found him guilty of felony murder for causing the crash that killed 19-year-old Devin Malik Francis about 6:25 p.m. on May 5, 2019.
Arthur Brown Jr. was executed Thursday at the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville for the capital murder of four people.
“Arthur Brown and his partners killed four people as they tried to wipe out an entire family, a criminal act of devastating scope,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “And even though he was identified by the eyewitnesses who survived, he still refused to take responsibility and tried to escape any kind of accountability ever since.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.