Murder

Duane Lee Washington (center) with his attorney

After two days of testimony, a jury deliberated about four hours before finding Duane Lee Washington guilty Thursday, June 13, in the Christmas Day murder of his 93-year-old grandfather almost 10 years ago. 

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The suspect in yesterday’s shooting in Fannett has been identified as 35-year-old Matthew Earl Smith of Hamshire. Smith was charged with murder and is being held on a $1 million bond in relation to the death of 51-year-old Cole Dupuy of Fannett, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting in Fannett that left one man dead.

According to a news release from JCSO, the office received a call at approximately 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, regarding a shooting in the 15000 block of Boondocks Rd. The caller told police a pedestrian flagged him down and told the caller he had been involved in a shooting. The actor remained with the caller until deputies arrived.

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Investigator Marcus McLellan, Sheriff Mitch Woods and Constable Bryan Werner

Two children are without their mother after police say their father shot her multiple times in the 15600 block of Heckaman Loop in Hamshire.

According to a press release, at approximately 10:44 a.m., a man advised police his next-door neighbor had just come to the front door and admitted to shooting his girlfriend.

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Savoy’s family is overcome with emotion after his killer is sentenced.

A woman accused of brutally killing a Beaumont man and then setting his body ablaze pleaded guilty to murder Monday, May 21.

Deanna Edwards Wilson, 41, was indicted for the murder of Elkin Savoy, 58, whose body was found Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, burned and maimed as a result of an apparent homicide.

According to an autopsy report, Savoy’s cause of death was blunt force trauma to the skull along with at least 15 stab wounds to the man’s head and face.

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Arredondo

A counselor manning the Spindletop Center crisis hotline listened as Hollie Arredondo told him her son was trying to kick in the door of her Nederland apartment. Then, after a crash the counselor thought to be the door finally giving way, the connection was abruptly severed.

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Twelve Southeast Texans were indicted and arrested on federal racketeering charges in connection with a “whites only” drug distribution ring, according to an announcement by U.S Attorney John M. Bales on March 11. Four of the defendants named in the indictment also face capital murder charges.

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Summer and Aaron and Conn

 

 

 

 

 

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Julia Rhoton Andrews and Randy Peddy

UPDATE: Signed statement from shooter details altercation that led to a Vidor man's death.

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