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News Releases

Houston Man Handed Two Life Sentences for 2019 Shooting

July 12, 2021 - Lavonie Demon Land, who has a large “666” tattooed across his back, was handed two life sentences after being convicted of murdering…

Grand Jury indicts two Baytown Police Officers, Jailer for Aggravated Assault

July 1, 2021 A Harris County grand jury indicted two Baytown Police officers and a jailer Thursday for their roles in a July 2019 assault of Kedric…

Man who murdered with a machete sentenced to life

June 30, 2021  A man who used a machete to decapitate the owner of a Houston auto parts shop was sentenced to life in prison, District Attorney Kim…

Grand Jury Indicts Harding Street Officers for Engaging in Organized Crime

June 23, 2021  Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced what is expected to be the conclusion of the Office’s investigation of Harding…

Repeat offender sentenced to life in prison for fatal shooting; man died in co-worker’s arms

June 19, 2021  A repeat offender was sentenced to life in prison this week after pleading guilty to the 2018 shooting death of a customer at a north…

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing witness

June 17, 2021  Jose Guerra Sibrian, a 37-year-old member of the MS-13 gang, was sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in…

Cypress man who killed woman in Habitat for Humanity home she helped build sentenced to life in prison

June 16, 2020  A jury sentenced a Cypress man to life in prison and fined him $10,000 after convicting him of murder for stabbing a mother of four,…

Humble man sentenced to 45 years

June 15, 2021 A man from Humble was sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally shooting a mother in front of her son during a dispute at an…

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…