Diamond Alvarez’s family says they were unable to attend formal sentencing of murderer ‘out of fear of retaliation’
The family of the 16-year-old who was shot 22 times back in 2022 will speak Thursday afternoon after the suspected shooter accepted a plea deal and was officially sentenced to 45 years in prison.
‘Thrown most of his life away’: 12-hour robbery spree leads to 22-year-old Houston man receiving 31-year prison sentence
During that 12-hour crime spree, the 22-year-old man robbed a Circle K in Friendswood, a Cindie’s Number One in Fantasy and Fun adult novelty shop in Webster, the same Circle K in Friendswood for a second time and a Chevron gas station in Friendswood.
Man who impersonated US soldier, scammed 84-year-old man out of more than $13K sentenced to 3 years in prison
A 30-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison after pretending to be a United States soldier and scamming several people out of money, according to U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.
Registered sex offender receives double life sentences for sexually abusing 13-year-old at hair salon in Richmond
A 63-year-old registered sex offender will now spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old during her hair appointment in 2020, according to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.
Man convicted in ambush killing of estranged wife, her niece at Harris County home in 2012 dies in east Texas prison
Ricardo Jose Prado Jr., 41, died at around 11:45 p.m. on April 1 at a state penitentiary located in Tennessee Colony, TX. He was serving a sentence of life without parole for the crime.
‘Don’t let my husband’s death be in vain’: Wife of man killed in DWI crash addresses suspect after he was sentenced to 25 years in prison
While reading her impact statement, the woman detailed the impact of the loss of her husband of over 50 years. She told Garza that she hoped he was ready to turn his life around and that redemption could be found in this tragedy, but that would be up to him.
Man sentenced to 60 years in prison after guilty plea for kidnapping ex-girlfriend, shooting her new boyfriend to death
A Houston man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and fatally shooting her boyfriend in 2020, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced on Monday.
23-year-old sentenced to 45 years in prison for robbing, shooting man to death in Alief in 2018, Harris County DA’s Office says
A Houston man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder for robbing and shooting a man in Alief in 2018, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Thursday.
Man with 5 prior DWIs sentenced to 35 years in prison for fatal drunken driving crash
A Houston man with five prior convictions for driving while intoxicated was sentenced this week to 35 years in prison for killing another driver in a drunken driving crash in 2018, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Saturday.
38-year-old Indian national residing in Houston sentenced to 5 years for government impersonation call center scam: US Attorney
Between April and October 2019, officials said the man was allegedly involved in a telemarketing scheme via Indian call centers to extort money from victims in the United States.
24-year-old Cypress man sentenced to life in prison for deadly 2016 robbery at Chinatown restaurant
A Cypress man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for killing a Good Samaritan in 2016 on New Year’s Day at a restaurant in Chinatown, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Thursday.
25-year-old man sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering Spring couple
One of three men arrested for the execution-style slaying of a Spring couple in a 2018 home invasion was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of capital murder, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday.
Michigan man sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for having sexual relationship with 11-year-old Houston girl
A 59-year-old Michigan resident has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison following his conviction for coercion and enticement of a minor, U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery announced Friday.
Houston man who allegedly masterminded hiding of 5-year-old Sierra Patino’s body sentenced to 40 years in prison
A Houston man who worked to hide the body of his girlfriend’s dead 5-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday.
Fort Bend man in possession of more than 12,000 images of child porn sentenced to 7.5 years in prison: US Attorney
Authorities said they discovered 380 videos and 12,762 images of young children engaged in sexually explicit acts from several of the suspect's devices. Court records show the images included toddlers, bondage, bestiality and sadomasochism.
Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for abducting woman from Katy home, holding her captive for 3 days
A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for admitting to his role in the violent kidnapping of a woman from her home in Katy, US Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery announced Thursday.
Daughter of imprisoned Citgo executive feels renewed hope for her father after his colleagues’ release
The daughter of an imprisoned Citgo executive feels a renewed hope her father and his colleagues will soon be released. On Monday, one member of the so-called ‘Citgo 6′ was released from a Venezuelan prison following negotiations between the U.S. government and President Nicolas Maduro’s regime.
Houston man sentenced to more than 4 years in prison for $317 million N95 mask scam
A Houston man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for scheming to fraudulently sell 50 million non-existent N95 facemasks to the Australian government, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.
Houston man sentenced to more than 9 years in prison for getting nearly $1.6M in PPP loans and spending it on Lamborghini, strip clubs
The Houston man accused of going on a shopping spree after receiving more than $1.6 million from the Small Business Association’s Paycheck Protection Program has been sentenced to 110 months in prison, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.
Stafford man sentenced to 42 years in prison for sexually abusing former girlfriend’s 9-year-old child, DA says
A 32-year-old Stafford man has been sentenced to 42 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency of a child, Fort Bend County District Attorney confirmed Wednesday.
Here are the rules spiritual advisors must follow to be present inside Texas execution chamber
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice released its new protocols for allowing spiritual advisors to be present in the execution chamber at the time of an inmate’s death. This reversal comes two years after TDCJ halted the practice.