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Driver Who Killed Two Uber Passengers in Crash Sentenced to 50 years

February 7, 2023 A California man convicted of two counts of murder and crashing into an Uber vehicle while leading police on a chase and killing…

Former Harris County Jailer Charged With Manslaughter in Inmate Death

February 6, 2023 A former detention officer at the Harris County Jail was indicted Thursday and charged with felony manslaughter in the February…

Houston Man Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for Alief Robbery and Murder

February 2, 2023 A Houston man was sentenced to 45 years in prison this week after pleading guilty to murder for robbing and shooting a man in Alief…

Houston Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Killing Friend After Smoking Methamphetamine

January 28, 2023 A Houston man was sentenced to 35 years in prison this week after he was convicted of murder for shooting a friend after smoking…

Scammer Sentenced to 28 Years for Stealing $260,000 From Autistic Man

January 24, 2023 A Houston man was sentenced to 28 years in prison and a $10,000 fine this week for scamming $260,000 out of a 68-year-man with…

Man Who Fled Country After Killing Man in Case of Mistaken Identity Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

January 21, 2023 The owner of a Houston transmission-repair shop who fled the country in 2018 after shooting a man he mistook for a thief was…

Houston Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Killing Schoolmate Over Money During Gun Transfer

January 19, 2023 A Houston man who was 17 when he killed a schoolmate over $250 was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder…

Man who fatally shot teen after Astros game sentenced to 30 years

January 17, 2023 A Houston man who fatally shot a teenager during a road-rage incident after an Astros game in 2021 has been sentenced to 30 years…

Statement of Harris County DA Kim Ogg on the execution of Robert Fratta

January 10, 2023 Robert Fratta was executed Tuesday at the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville for the capital murder of his wife, Farah Fratta…

Harris County DA’s Office announces change in Communications Division leadership

January 3, 2023 The Harris County District Attorney’s Office bids farewell this week to one of its key employees. Director of Communications Dane…