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Statement from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office: Case Backlog Reduction Plan

  Aug. 24, 2021 Prosecutors have reviewed more than 10,000 criminal cases so far involving “low risk” defendants, as part of special triage effort…

Statement from Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg in The State of Texas vs. Felipe Gallegos:

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021   Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Tuesday that a murder charge has been dismissed against Houston Police…

Houston man sentenced to 25 years in prison for molesting 3-year-old girl

August 17, 2021 A Houston man was sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole for molesting a 3-year-old in the bathtub while…

Two men sentenced to 30 years in prison for Sharpstown kidnapping, rape

August 14, 2021 Two Houston men have been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the kidnapping, raping and robbing of a woman in Sharpstown in 2017,…

Spring woman sentenced to 50 years in prison for murdering husband

August 11, 2021 A Spring woman was sentenced by a jury to 50 years in prison after being convicted of murder in the 2018 shooting death of her…

Former Southern Baptist pastor sentenced to 17 years in prison for child molestation

August 10, 2021 The former pastor of a Southern Baptist church in north Harris County has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after admitting that…

Man sentenced to life without parole for Sunnyside-area murder

August 5, 2021 A Houston man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for the fatal shooting of a woman who refused to give him her…

Houston man sentenced by jury to 40 years for shooting death of a grandmother in north Houston

August 2, 2021 A 26-year-old man has been sentenced by a jury  to 40 years in prison for shooting a neighbor as she drove away from an apartment…

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 40 years in prison in two Houston murders

July 26,2021 A member of the transnational gang MS-13 was sentenced this week to two 40-year prison sentences after pleading guilty to two murders…

Houston Man Implicated in Three Shootings, Including Two Deaths, Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

July 14, 2021 A Houston man implicated in three shootings and two deaths, including shooting a homeless man from his apartment balcony and a woman…