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News Releases

Prosecutors agree that death row inmate is not eligible to be executed because of intellectual disability

April 13, 2020  Prosecutors said Monday that a man who has been on death row for almost 20 years cannot be executed because he is intellectually…

Houston serial killer sentenced to death

March 10, 2020 After five hours of deliberation, a Harris County jury decided Tuesday that serial killer Lucky Ward should be sentenced to death for…

District Attorney Kim Ogg: 69 Defendants may have been convicted on false evidence presented by former HPD Narcotics Officer Gerald Goines.

February 26, 2020  Prosecutors have identified 69 individuals who may have been convicted on false evidence from former Houston Police narcotics…

New program implemented by Harris County District Attorney puts more prosecutors in courts free to taxpayers

February 24, 2020  The Harris County District Attorney’s Office has partnered with four of Houston’s most prominent law firms to let recently…

Female pimp who pleaded guilty to human trafficking sentenced to 50 years in prison

February 21, 2020  A Houston woman who spent a month forcing a 16-year-old girl to work as a prostitute was sentenced to 50 years in prison this…

Crooked contractor sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud during Hurricane Harvey

February 17, 2020  A building contractor who took advantage of his workers, suppliers, and clients was sentenced to 10 years in prison after…

DA Ogg declares second man innocent in drug case involving former Houston Police narcotics officer

February 12, 2020  A Houston man sentenced to 10 months behind bars based on the testimony of a now disgraced former Houston police narcotics…

DA Kim Ogg declares Houston man innocent in 2008 drug case involving former HPD narcotics officer

February 4, 2020  A Houston man convicted of drug possession and sent to prison in 2011 largely on the testimony of a now disgraced former Houston…

Houston woman convicted of killing Chinese citizen sentenced to 50 years

January 23, 2020  A Houston woman was sentenced to 50 years in prison for fatally shooting Meng Bo, a 30-year-old Chinese national during a 2016…

Grand Jury Indicts Former HPD Officers

January 15, 2020  Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced today that a grand jury has indicted two former Houston Police officers for…