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Teen Gunman Will be Paroled 6 years after Murders

In 2010, a 13-year-old boy reportedly gunned down the parents of his 12-year-old girlfriend. At the time, both the boy and girl faced capital murder charges and spent the last 6 years in juvenile detention. Now the boy has reached the age where the state could transfer him to adult prison. Instead, the court opted to release the child on parole until 2038.

The shooting occurred after the girl repeatedly pressured her boyfriend into murdering her parents. She claimed she was pregnant with the boy’s child and that her stepfather was going to force her into an abortion. Later, she showed the boy where her stepfather’s gun was and succeeded in convincing him to use it. Both children had a troubled history with violence and crime.

Young children get into trouble all the time and juvenile crime offenders often face harsh treatment under state law. The attorneys at Alexander & Associates understand that children deserve softer sentencings. Our experience with juvenile crimes has helped many families to minimize criminal records and reduce charges for their children. Call us today at (972) 420-6560 to hear about what we can do to help you and your child!


Man facing murder charges after six people were found dead near his Dallas property

A man in rural Texas is facing murder charges in Anderson County after six people were found dead near his property, a New York Daily News article reported on November 17.

Authorities arrested 33-year-old William Hudson after deputies found at least four bodies in a pond at the back of Hudson’s house on November 16. Authorities reported to the scene of the homicide after they were initially notified of a shooting incident along County Road 2217; they found two deceased victims there. The Sheriff’s Office did not release the identities of the persons killed.

Investigators are still working to determine the motivation for the killings and the causes of each death. Hudson was held on a $2.5 million bond; he has recently dealt with assault charges, though this crime marks the bloodiest ever reported in Anderson County.

Family members identified the victims as Hannah Johnson, her boyfriend Thomas Kamp, two of Kamp’s children, Johnson’s son, and Johnson’s father. Hannah’s mother, Cynthia, survived the attack and reported the incident to police.

 


Suspect in fatal Oak Cliff shooting arrested

Dallas authorities recently arrested a man suspected to be responsible for fatally shooting a man at an apartment complex, The Dallas Morning News reported on April 24.

Police apprehended 31-year-old Louis Antron Logan after he was suspected of murdering Christopher Cooper, 36. According to reports, on April 21, Cooper’s body was found at the Estell Village apartments in Oak Cliff with a gunshot to his head. Police learned from a witness that Logan was seen at the apartment a couple of times before the shooting incident took place. Logan was traced after a witness told police that the gunman was wearing shoes similar to Logan. Additionally, Logan was picked out of a lineup by multiple witnesses.

Criminal charges are life-changing, especially with a serious crime like murder. If you are in a situation like this, it is critical to enlist a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Call the legal team at Alexander & Associates in Lewisville at (972) 420-6560 to learn more about building a defense.


Man facing murder charge in Houston

A murder charge was filed against a Houston man who was allegedly involved in a shooting last July, khou.com stated on September 19.

Reports identify 22-year-old Darius Antoine Lee as the main suspect for the death of Taylor Short last July 12. Short’s body was found beside his vehicle at the Kimberly Pointe Apartments after witnesses reported hearing gunfire. Several counts of armed robbery and one count of sexual assault was also filed against Lee. He is being detained on bonds amounting to $230,000.

If you are facing murder or other serious crimes in Lewisville, immediately contact the lawyers of Alexander & Associates at (972) 420-6560 to find out if we may be able to build an aggressive defense for your case.


Pistorius acquitted of murder charge

On September 11, double amputee Olympian runner Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murder charges for fatally shooting his fiancé, model Reeva Steenkamp, the Los Angeles Times reported on September 11.

Reports said Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to hand down a verdict of “negligent killing” against Pistorius in the next hearing. Judge Masipa weighed on Pistorius’ defense that he used too much force and reacted too quickly when he fired his gun four times through a bathroom door on February 14, 2013, killing Steenkamp. Pistorius’ defense said he mistook Reeva as an intruder was accepted by Masipa. The verdict was controversial in the South African and legal communities, who wondered whether Masipa gave the wrong verdict in the case.

If you are facing serious criminal charges, it is important that you enlist an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight tirelessly on behalf of your interests. Find out how the Lewisville lawyers at Alexander & Associates may advocate for you today by calling (972) 420-6560.


“The Shield” actor Michael Jace confesses to killing his wife

“The Shield” actor Michael Jace has reportedly admitted to authorities that he was responsible for shooting and killing his wife, the Chicago Tribune reported on May 20.

Michael’s wife April Jace, 40, came home on the night of May 19 with their sons after picking them up from baseball practice. About 10-15 minutes later, neighbors in their Hyde Park neighborhood reportedly heard the couple arguing and then heard gun shots ring out.

April sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died on the scene. Their two children, both below 10 years old, were present during the incident but unharmed.

Jace is currently being held on a $1 million bond and had a history of violent behavior after his ex-wife Jennifer Bitterman accused him of physically abusing her. Jace is best known for his role as Los Angeles police detective Julien Lowe on the television drama “The Shield”.

Anyone facing criminal charges like homicide or murder requires the help of an experienced defense attorney. If you are facing criminal charges and need legal representation that you can count on, call Alexander & Associates today at (972) 420-6560. We proudly serve the Denton, Lewisville, and Frisco areas.


Drunk driver in Austin fatal crash facing capital murder charges

The man who rammed his vehicle into dozens of people in Austin, resulted in at least three deaths and dozens of injuries, is facing a capital murder charge, in addition to other charges, CNN recently reported.

Austin Police said 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens was apparently driving drunk on March 13 when he headed the wrong way on the road, rammed through a road barrier, and hit the crowd who was there for the South by Southwest music festival. Police said Owens rammed a barricade and struck revelers in his attempt to escape arrest.

When facing a charge as serious as capital murder in Lewisville, our legal team at Alexander & Associates believes it is imperative to enlist a defense attorney who you can trust. Our team has years of experience helping people charged with felony crimes successfully defend themselves, and may be able to help you. Call us at (972) 420-6560 today.