Close-knit family, stress, careers: Here’s why 5 jurors were dismissed during final selection in AJ Armstrong trial
Before choosing the 12 jurors and four alternates who will ultimately decide the fate of AJ Armstrong, the man who faces his third trial in the murders of his mother and father in 2016, five jurors were dismissed before noon.
‘Too horrific to imagine’: Details of elderly man’s murder revealed as Baytown man sentenced to 60 years
A Baytown man was sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering, robbing and killing a 65-year-old man who used a wheelchair, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
‘Show things in a positive light for me’: Sarah Hartsfield responds after seeing KPRC 2 story from jail
After sharing her first public statement with KPRC 2, Sarah Hartsfield is responding to the story she watched on a small TV from the Chambers County Jail on Thursday night, continuing to declare her innocence and railing against KPRC 2′s coverage of her case.
Sentencing trial begins for Houston-area high school football coach convicted in wife’s 1999 death
The sentencing trial has begun for a former Houston-area high school football coach convicted twice of fatally shooting his pregnant wife during what authorities say was a staged burglary more than 24 years ago.
‘Nobody wins here’: Rapper BTB Savage’s mother wants murder suspects to surrender
As a manhunt is underway for the people responsible for firing dozens of rounds and murdering up-and-coming rapper BTB Savage in Houston’s River Oaks area, his mother is calling for the suspects to do the right thing and turn themselves in.
‘It’s not moving quick’: Nearly 800 people charged with murder or capital murder in Harris Co. jail are waiting for trial
A new legislation proposal hopes to address the backlog of court cases statewide by prioritizing murder and capital murder cases. If passed, the law would mandate judges to take up those cases first.
Who killed LaMichael Busby? Up to $5K reward for arrest in fatal shooting of man in NW Houston, police say
Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Homicide Division are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for fatally shooting a man in northwest Houston in 2021.
Woman accused of killing Texas husband also suspected of plotting to murder ex-husband’s new wife, court docs reveal
Sarah Hartsfield, a Chambers County woman who has been married five times, is accused of murdering her most recent husband. She also fatally shot her fiancée in 2018, an investigation Minnesota prosecutors have reopened.
Ex-boyfriend of accused Texas husband killer Sarah Jean Hartsfield says he had suspicious house fire after break-up
An ex-boyfriend of Sarah Jean Hartsfield, the Chambers County woman who has been married five times and is accused of murdering her most recent husband as well as fatally shooting a past fiancée, tells KPRC 2 their relationship ended in literal flames in 2016.
Plea agreement reached for Houston woman accused of murdering her childhood friend, kidnapping baby
The Houston woman accused of kidnapping her childhood friend and friend’s newborn baby before murdering the friend in 2019 is expected to enter a plea agreement next week, a Travis County court official confirmed to KPRC 2 on Tuesday.
Houston mom who said 4-year-old was ‘now in heaven’ after fatally stabbing own daughter sentenced to 40 years in prison, DA says
A Houston woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder last week in the stabbing death of her 4-year-old daughter, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Tuesday.
Woman, 21, fatally shoots popular Houston area bull rider in jealous rage after seeing him flirting with her friend, according to court documents
Court documents detail the events that led to the death of a popular Houston area bull rider who was allegedly shot and killed by a woman he was dating. Lashawn Bagley, 21, fired bullets at Demetrius Omar Lateef Allen until her gun was empty after she saw him flirting with one of her friends, investigators said.
Man charged in west Houston murder allegedly told investigators he had troubled past, planned to ‘shoot first person who walked by him’
Charges have been filed against a suspect accused in the fatal shooting of a man in west Houston on Nov. 4. Emerson Giovanni Hernandez, 25, is charged with murder in the death of Graylon Rucker, 40.
‘They tried to really paint my son as a horrible person’: Parents of man killed by girlfriend in Baytown call on production companies to cease coverage of case
The family of a man whose shooting death was the focus of several documentaries called on production companies Tuesday to cease coverage of the case, citing erroneous and emotionally scarring details.
‘Unfounded’ abduction investigation in Seabrook leads to arrest of Illinois man wanted on multiple warrants, including homicide, police say
The investigation of an attempted abduction in Seabrook led to the arrest of a man wanted on multiple violent offenses out of Illinois, according to authorities.
Adoptive parents of 7-year-old charged after child was found dead in washing machine as he was being punished for eating snacks, docs state
A man and a woman have been arrested in connection to the death of a 7-year-old child who was found inside of a washing machine at a home in Spring back in July, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announced Tuesday.
‘It doesn’t look good’: Foul play suspected in disappearance of 2-year-old child of man accused in common-law wife’s choking death: HPD
Houston police and Texas Equusearch are searching for a missing 2-year-old child who is the daughter of the man accused of choking his common-law wife to death on Tuesday.
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.
Detailed timeline: Murder charges filed against man accused of gunning down security guard outside of Club Onyx, HPD says
Authorities have identified and charged a man who shot and killed a security guard who intervened in an argument between the suspect and a woman outside a gentlemen’s club along Houston’s popular Richmond strip, according to Houston police.
‘Real-life horror story’: Houston man sentenced to life in prison for using hammer to kill ex-girlfriend and stabbing man to death, DA’s office says
A Houston man was sentenced to life in prison for using a hammer to murder a woman he was having a relationship with in 2018, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday.
10 MS-13 gang members indicted on murder and racketeering charges dating back to 2015
A federal grand jury has charged 10 alleged MS-13 gang members with crimes including racketeering conspiracy, murder, attempted murder, and conspiracy to murder in aid of racketeering (VICAR), related firearms charges and obstruction of justice.