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News Releases

Houston man sentenced to 40 years for execution-style murder

May 28, 2021  A 42-year-old Houston man who gunned down a father in front of his 15-year-old son in 2016 was sentenced to 40 years in prison earlier…

Two “Saint of Death”-worshipping MS-13 gang members each sentenced to 40 years

May 26, 2021  The two MS-13 gang members who killed a 15-year-old girl as a sacrifice to the Saint of Death in 2017, have been convicted of murder…

Derion Vence pleads guilty, sentenced to 40 years in Maleah Davis case

May 27, 2021  Derion Vence pleaded guilty Thursday to tampering with a corpse and injury to a child -- 4-year-old Maleah Davis -- and was sentenced…

Houston man sentenced to 60 years in domestic violence murder

May 25, 2021 A Houston man who slit his own throat after viciously stabbing his common-law wife to death in front of her children in 2018 was…

Houston man convicted of murder in 2012 declared “actually innocent”

May 19, 2021  A Houston man convicted of murder under a prior District Attorney has been declared actually innocent by the state’s highest criminal…

Spring man convicted of murder for hire, sentenced to life in prison

May 4, 2021  A Spring man who tried twice to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend in 2019 was sentenced to life in prison after a week-long trial…

MS-13’s “Terror” sentenced to life in prison for killing witness

May 1, 2021  Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez, a member of the MS-13 gang, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole after being…

Harris County Grand Jury declines to indict deputy in shooting

April 30, 2021 A Harris County grand jury on Friday declined to indict a sheriff’s deputy for the 2020 fatal shooting of Missouri City resident…

Galena Park man sentenced to 45 years for stabbing wife

April 22, 2021 A Galena Park man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally stabbing his wife in front of their young daughter on the…

Statement from District Attorney Kim Ogg on the Derek Chauvin verdict

April 20, 2021 Justice is a process and these jurors showed tremendous courage in reaching a just verdict.  Millions saw the video, which we all…