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News Releases

Jury gives man 30 years for murder of Houston rapper

  A Houston man was sentenced by a jury to 30 years in prison for the murder of a prominent Houston rapper and lyricist who was known as “Mr. 3-2”…

Man gets 50 years from jury for murdering pastor

    A Houston man was sentenced to 50 years in prison by a jury for murdering a gospel musician in a meth-fueled attack, prosecutors said Wednesday…

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 99 years

  A gang member was sentenced to 99 years in prison Tuesday after being convicted of shooting a man to death to gain higher rank in the MS-13…

Fugitive pedophile captured in Canadian woods

  A fugitive, caught in the Canadian woods in the dead of winter, is being returned to Houston Thursday to face charges he sexually assaulted a…

Man gets 25 years for attacking disabled veteran

  A man who yanked an elderly disabled veteran from a walker, and punched him in the mouth to steal his wallet, was sentenced by a jury to 25 years…

Company, owner, and manager indicted for pouring hazardous chemicals into Houston’s drainage system

    A Harris County grand jury indicted the owner and manager of a local company Thursday for felonies for improperly storing hazardous waste and…

Man gets 50 years for driving drunk, killing a mother, father and son

    Four days into a jury trial, a Tomball man pleaded guilty Thursday and accepted a 50-year prison sentence for driving drunk and killing three…

Man gets 10 year for meth-fueled stabbing attack

    A Houston man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting he launched into a meth-fueled rage in which he stabbed a friend 21 times,…

Man gets 45 years for shooting at police

    A Houston bandit, who hid in an attic and fired a gun at SWAT officers trying to arrest him, was sentenced to 45 years in prison, prosecutors…

Con man who posed as lawyer gets 43 years for financial scam

Con man who posed as lawyer gets 43 years for financial scam   A con man who posed as an attorney, and promised dozens of victims huge settlements…