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Harris County District Attorney’s Office supports partnership to prevent sexual assault and support survivors at area colleges and universities

December 2, 2021 The Harris County District Attorney’s Office provided $165,000 to help fund a new partnership to make qualified sexual assault…

Man who worked as a nanny sentenced to 30 years for child molesting

Dec. 1, 2021 A Houston man, who worked as a nanny for a single mother with two boys, was sentenced to prison for 30 years for molesting the children…

Gang member who was implicated in carjacking and two fatal shootings sentenced to 70 years in prison

November 15, 2021 A 22-year-old gang member who bragged on social media that he followed a rival gang member’s family from a funeral and then shot…

MS-13 gang member who drove victim to fatal ambush sentenced to life in prison for murder

November 13, 2021   An MS-13 gang member, who drove a witness who was cooperating with police to a park to be gunned down by other gang members,…

MS-13 GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON FOR KILLING WITNESS

Nov. 11, 2021 An MS-13 gang member pleaded guilty to his role in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old witness in exchange for a 40-year prison…

Gang member convicted of murder in Lamar HS student shooting

Nov. 8, 2021   The “main sniper” for a local gang, was sentenced to life in prison Monday for the murder of a Lamar High School student, Harris…

Greenpeace pays $58,450 in criminal restitution and 25 defendants admit guilt in Fred Hartman Bridge takeover

Nov. 5, 2021 Greenpeace paid $58,450 in criminal restitution to five local police and firefighter agencies as part of a plea agreement with 25…

Habitual Offender Sentenced to Life for Shooting AK-47 at Police During Stand-off

November 1, 2021 A Houston man has been sentenced to life in prison and a $10,000 fine for firing a semi-automatic AK-47 style rifle at police…

Texan who fled to Mexico gets life in prison for ambush murder of Houston security guard in 2015

October 21, 2021 A Texan who murdered a Houston security guard and fled to Mexico, but was later captured and returned, has been convicted of…

Katy husband sentenced to 40 years for strangling wife, burning body. Remains never found.

October 20, 2021 Katy husband sentenced to 40 years for strangling wife, burning body. Remains never found. A Katy man has been sentenced to 40…